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ICIR investigation: Poly Ibadan seals business centre trading in plagiarised student theses




By Uthman SAMAD (Student reporter)

THE management of the Polytechnic Ibadan in Oyo State has closed down Kalkulus Concept, the business centre on campus that has been conniving with lecturers to trade in plagiarised theses submitted as final year projects by students of the institution.   

Kalkulus Concept is one of the business centres in the Polytechnic where students were instructed to purchase plagiarised copy of the final year projects. Located near the Department of Survey and Geo-informatics, the Centre also solicits students who want their research project to be done by proxy.

The ICIR published the second part of an investigation where Qudus and Quadri, the staffs at the Kalkulus concept, sold a final year project with the topic “Civil Service As a Vehicle Towards A Nation Building In Nigeria (A Case Study Oyo State Civil Service Commission)” to this reporter for just N5,000.

The management of the Ibadan Polytechnic on Monday said it has closed down the centre.

“We have locked down the Kalkulus concept today,” said the public relations officer of the institution, Mr.Soladoye Adewole.

It has been confirmed also that the management has served query letters to all the indicted lecturers exposed in the investigation.

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The ICIR investigation also revealed that the operators of business centres on campus that trade in plagiarised theses, work with lecturers who serve as project supervisors to the final year students.

Mr. Adewole told TheICIR that the management is taking pro-active steps to ensure a corruption-free system.

“I can tell you all the lecturers that were in the second part have been served query letters earlier today. We just need to ensure an academically sane environment.”

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Samad Uthman is a multimedia journalist with the International Centre for Investigative Reporting. He tweets @sarmerdk2 and can be shot through suthman@icirnigeria.org

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