University of Ghana, the first university established on Gold Coast by ordinance in 1948

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The University of Ghana has recently updated its academic integrity framework, with a focus on tackling plagiarism and other forms of academic misconduct. The registrar, Emelia Agyei Mensah, announced that both the University Council and the Academic Board have approved significant revisions to the policy, now titled "Policy on Plagiarism and Other Academic Misconduct."

These updates include clear definitions of academic misconduct, prevention measures, and appropriate sanctions. Notably, the policy now incorporates artificial intelligence (AI) into academic work and research, aiming to maintain originality amidst the growing use of AI tools.

While the revised policy has not been publicly released, the university's decision reflects a proactive approach to contemporary challenges in academic ethics. This integration of AI aligns with the institution's commitment to academic excellence and integrity.

By embracing technology while emphasizing originality and independent scholarship, the University of Ghana seeks to foster a culture of academic integrity. These changes underscore the institution's dedication to upholding the integrity of scholarly pursuits in an ever-evolving academic landscape.

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