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.


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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