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UNILAG Penalties and Sanctions for Exam Misconduct

The University of Lagos Senate at its meeting held on Monday, March 29, 2021 received, considered and approved S.P. No 2019/115 containing the Harmonized Penalties/Sanctions for Examination Misconduct (Physical and Virtual).

Consequently, students are hereby enjoined to read below activities that are capable of leading them into trouble with the Institution.

S/N – MISCONDUCT – PENALTY

1.Impersonation or Faking of Identities – Expulsion

2.Smuggling and Possession of Answer Script – Expulsion

3.Destruction of unauthorized Materials – Expulsion

4.Attacking or threatening InvigilatorsExpulsion

5.Plagiarism of Content – Expulsion

6.Tendering unauthentic (fake) document – Expulsion

7.Auto Coding Software and use of Team Viewer software to take control of students Computer remotely – Expulsion

8.Hacking of question bank/system resulting  to Content Leakage of questions – Expulsion

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9.Screen sharing /Mirroring to other devices / Projectors of friends/classmates/family/experts  to cheat – Rustication: two (2) semesters

10.Cheating with Technological Devices/High-Tech Equipment e.g micro bluetooth powered devices- earbuds, augmented reality glasses, invisible smart watches, hard drives, USB among other things – Rustication: two (2) semesters

11.Use of Smartphones/Smart Devices and Mobile Education apps, to retrieve automated recommended answers – Rustication: two (2) semesters

12.Deliberate obstruction of Proctoring Device – Rustication two (2) semesters

13.Presence of Family/Friends in Examination Room – Rustication: two (2) semesters

14.Screen sharing /Mirroring to other devices  and projectors of friends/classmates/family/experts  to cheat – Rustication: two (2) semesters

15.Indecent Dressing (Dressing that does not conform with University Dress Code)/Nudity – Rustication: two (2) semesters

16.Smoking, drinking and other related vices – Rustication: two (2) semesters, and Referral to Students Disciplinary Board for Drugs and Drug-Related Offences.

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17.Failure to submit answer script – Rustication: two (2) semesters

18.Possession and Copying from jottings of relevant materials on body parts/devices – Rustication: two (2) semesters

19.Possession and Copying from unauthorized/written materials – Rustication: two (2) semesters

20.Aiding and Abetting others to copy – Rustication: two (2) semesters

21.Refusal to submit offending materials – Rustication: two (2) semesters

22.Collaborative Copying – Rustication: two (2) semesters

23.Refusal to Complete Examination Misconduct Forms – Rustication: two (2) semesters

24.Unauthorized communication1st Timer: Warning 2nd Timer: Rustication: One (1) semester

25.Disruptive Behavior1st Timer: Warning 2nd Timer: Rustication: One (1) semester

26.Influencing Examination Official1st Timer: Warning2nd Timer: Rustication: One (1) semester

27.Unauthorized Changing of Sitting Position1st Timer: Warning2nd Timer: Rustication: One (1) semester

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28.Possession of mobile telephone(s) and other devices in the examination hall, either in use or not -Rustication: One (1) semester

29.Taking examination in an environment that does not conform with the University Guidelines for Virtual Examination (For example: Writing of examinations in public/private transport, noisy areas etc) – Rustication: One (1) semester

30.Disobeying Examination Instructions1st Timer: Warning2nd Timer: Rustication: One (1) semester

31.Recidivism – Expulsion (Except cases listed in 25 – 28 above)

32.Failure to appear before the Misconduct Panel – Suspension for 2 semesters after which non-appearance leads to Expulsion

33.Other related acts of Examination Misconduct not specifically stated*Penalty shall be determined based on the recommendation of the Misconduct Panel.


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