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Plagiarism Charge: Ekiti University Sanctions Professor

Vice Chancellor of Ekiti State University, EKSU, Ado-Ekiti, South West Nigeria, Professor Edward Olanipekun, has disclosed that the institution sanctioned a Professor over alleged plagiarism.

Olanipekun disclosed this on Thursday during the university’s convocation ceremony.

According to the VC, “the institution stands by its decision and should serve as a deterrent to others.”

“The paper the Professor wrote with his colleague, which was published in both names, he went ahead to expunge the name of that his colleague, replaced it with the name of his wife and sent it to another journal.”

Olanipekun stressed that the sanction against the professor subsists even when he (VC) leaves office in August at the expiration of his tenure.

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“The professor has been saying a lot of things against us, but we are not bothered, we are committed to sanitizing the academic sector in the country,” he said.

Daily Post reports that former Minister of Health and Social Science, Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi was conferred with Honourary Doctorate Degree of Law by the university at the 28th convocation, where 155 students of the College of Postgraduate Studies, comprising 73 Ph.D., 81 Masters students and 1 Post Graduate Diploma student graduated.

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