No room for malpractices in semester exams — LASU VC tells students



By Sodiq Adelakun

The Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University, Ojo, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, has called upon students to uphold academic excellence and avoid engaging in any form of malpractices.

The VC gave the warning in an address marking the commencement of the first semester examinations for the 2023/2024 academic session.

Prof. Olatunji-Bello reiterated the institution’s unwavering stand against examination malpractices, emphasising the importance of maintaining integrity throughout the examination period.

“Be reminded also that we have zero tolerance for examination malpractices and any form of vices during the examinations. Therefore, be of your best behaviour as you strive to give your very best,” she stated emphatically.

She described the writing of examination as significant milestone in their academic journey in the university, urging them to see the examination as opportunities to showcase their depth of knowledge and critical thinking skills.

“Examinations are not merely assessments of your academic prowess; they are opportunities for you to showcase your depth of knowledge and critical thinking skills. But beyond that, they are opportunities for your elevation in the academic sojourn.

“As you sit for your exams, be reminded that members of our faculties have equipped you with the tools and knowledge necessary to excel. Believe in yourselves, trust in your abilities, and approach each examination with confidence and determination while exercising discipline in all you do,” she encouraged them.

The Vice Chancellor however assured the students of the university’s commitment to the culture of academic excellence and support to the success of every student.

“I wish to assure you that you are not alone on this challenging journey. Our faculty, staff, and support services are always on ground to assist you every step of the way. Do not hesitate to reach out if you require assistance or guidance – we are committed to your success and well-being. I wish you all the very best in your examinations and beyond,” she assured.

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