Plagiarism shall be considered to be deliberate representation of someone else’s words or ideas as one’s own or the deliberate arrangement of someone else’s material(s) as one’s own.
Any one of the following constitutes plagiarism:
Quotation without appropriate punctuation and citation of source;
Paraphrasing of expression or thought without proper attribution;
Dependence upon a source for a plan, organization or argument without appropriate citation.
As AFU treats plagiarism as a serious form of academic misconduct, the following procedures have been devised in accordance with the Transparency and Integrity policy at the University to promote and protect Intellectual Property:
When plagiarism is suspected in whole or in part, it is reported to the Disciplinary Committee. If a charge is upheld against the student who committed plagiarism by the Disciplinary Committee, the following penalties will be imposed:
First-time offence will result in:
A grade of zero “0” in the plagiarized assignment.
First warning and an entry in the student’s discipline file.
Second-time offence will result in:
A failing grade in the course in which the offense was committed.
Second warning and an entry in the student’s discipline file.
Third-time offence will result in:
Failing grade in all registered courses for the semester in which the offence was committed.
Final warning and an entry in the student’s discipline file.
Repeated plagiarism will result in:
A failing grade in all registered courses for the semester in which the offence was committed.