“Please See Me Urgently”: University Students Caught Copying, Lecturer Calls Out Offenders

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A VUT lecturer sent his students messages of disappointment when he found out they cheated on a test using AI and not paraphrasing or referencing their work.

The VUT educator shared that people used artificial intelligence and did not paraphrase or reference their work

Some social media users wondered why the students couldn't do the work themselves, while others called it a temptationSource: Getty Images Vaal University of Technology students found themselves in hot water with their lecturer once he discovered they were dishonest in one of their tests."If you know that you copied environmental answers from the internet without paraphrasing or referencing, please see me urgently. The majority of you are going to regret it. Come to my office before it's too late. The highest mark so far is 55%. Take this matter seriously.

The university's online system flagged potential instances of copying and cheating during tests, prompting a thorough examination of academic integrity.Jade Rhode is a Human Interest Reporter who joined the Briefly News team in April 2024. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Rhodes University, majoring in Journalism and Media Studies and Linguistics. Before pursuing her tertiary education, Jade worked as a freelance writer at Vannie Kaap News, telling the tales of the community.


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