• Abaarso Tech University values scholarship integrity. It is committed to originality and creativity and respects the intellectual property of its students, staff and faculty members and demands that they in turn respect the rights of others. ATU views cheating and plagiarism as grave offenses subject to strict punishment, suspension or expulsion from the university
  • For the purpose of ATU policy, plagiarism is:
  • an act of fraud concerning the presentation of someone else’s work as your own work.
  • copying words or ideas from other people without giving them proper credit.
  • copying paragraphs or significant number of sentences without giving credit to the original composer of these words, even if some of the words are changed but the sentence structure remains substantially the same.
  • Plagiarism also includes using photographs without permission and proper credit. For copyrighted material, their use is prohibited unless verifiable permission has been granted for their use; it is not enough to give credit or acknowledge the original copyright.
  • As part of this policy, the university will provide guidance to its students and researchers about plagiarism and the use of copyrighted material. The university will also endeavor to help students and researchers how to properly copyright their original work.