UNIJOS introduces plagiarism detection software, set to fight irresponsible use of internet amongst students

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[Plateau]–The University of Jos is set to introduce plagiarism detection software to check students’ academic as it works on training students on responsible uses of internet and social media.

This was disclosed by the institution’s librarian, Dr. Stephen Akintunde, who made these known while presenting a paper at a workshop on Media and Information Literacy, MIL in Nigeria themed: Tackling Religious Extremism and Counter-terrorism through Media Information Literacy.

In his paper presentation titled: ICT as a tool for economic empowerment, Akintunde lamented the rate of idleness among students who always stay jobless, fiddling with their electronic devices without deploying them to fruitful academic ventures.

In a report by Vanguard, he stressed that such habit results into stray-thinking. According to him, “ICT can be a silent counter to terrorism as it is a torch for economic activities.

“Economic empowerment engages the minds and energy and when you are empowered, you have a constructive way of exerting energy.

“Idleness gives way to stray-thinking and it is cancerous; it is dishuse of ICT so the University of Jos Library will train people on responsible uses of internet and social media.

“Plagiarism detective would be introduced in the university to ascertain the originality of students’ works,” he promised.

The workshop was organised by the institution’s Department of Mass Communication in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO.

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