Students is doing it. Shahabuddin (2009, p. 353)

Students tend to censure their activities of plagiarizing to time limitations, no existing impeccable rule and to that every student is doing it. Shahabuddin (2009, p.

353) suggested that new students are usually unaware and inadequately prepared for tertiary education, and therefore students should be informed on the penalties of plagiarism in high school. Solely because high school teachers agree of learners work in high school copied from internet sources, high school students carry on this way of writing to tertiary education because it earned them good grades in high school (Kisamore, Stone & Jawahar, 2007, p. 381). Maina, Maina and Jauro (2014, p. 255) conclude that because of the low level of awareness in the Nigerian academia has attributed to the students’ lack consciousness regarding the ethical and moral repercussions of plagiarism.

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According to Hosny and Fatima (2014, p. 748) suggest that there are various explanations why students plagiarize which comprises of time restraints, the environment that exists, level of challenging and the lack of consciousness among students. A research conducted by Hosny and Fatima (2014, p. 748) on 145 students indicates 31.52% of the students who agree that they cheat because the course is challenging and 36.96% attributed their plagiarism to time restraints.


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