IUM vice-chancellor cautions students

05 Mar 2015 12:50pm
ONGWEDIVA, 05 MAR (NAMPA) – Vice-Chancellor of the International University of Management (IUM), Virginia Namwandi says the IUM endeavours to provide quality higher education and to ensure students’ success.
She said this here on Wednesday during the official start of the institution’s Ongwediva Campus 2015 academic year.
Namwandi used the platform to inform new and continuing students that they are all expected to abide by IUM rules and regulations.
The IUM expects all students to fulfil their academic duties responsibly without exceptions.
The vice-chancellor told new students that her institution attaches great importance to hard work, integrity, academic excellence and service to society.
“To be a creditable member of the IUM family, each one of you will have to adhere to hard work with self discipline, integrity and commitment to academic excellence and diligence in the pursuit of new knowledge and skills,” Namwandi urged.
She wants to see IUM students seek self-empowerment through self-study – a solid foundation on which students will be required to individually shape their own future and destiny.
Namwandi called on students to do their own academic work and refrain from copying other people’s work and present it as if it is their own.
“Plagiarism is unethical, deceitful and a serious offence at this university,” she stressed, adding that any student found guilty on a plagiarism charge would be liable to disciplinary action.
The IUM Ongwediva Campus has a population of about 2 000 students this year.