Nigeria: Online Tutoring - Tech Systems Needed to Protect Intellectual Property

21 September 2020

While students study from home due to closure of schools as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown, educational bodies will need to ensure that without systems for invigilation, they would need technological systems to protect the integrity of intellectual property during academic assessments.

The Chief Operating Officer, NoCopyCopy, Emore Ogho, who stated this in Lagos, said due to the increased supply of information as a product, it is important to safeguard the rights of authors and creators and ensure decorous exchange of information within the ecosystem including creators, consumers, researchers and publishers.

He disclosed that as a plagiarism checker, NoCopyCopy will help provide proper referencing of intellectual work to students, lecturers, bloggers, executives and individuals while also preventing plagiarisation of intellectual property across universities and institutions in Nigeria and West Africa.

Ogho lamented that due to the pandemic, schools have had to shut down and students taken to online platforms for delivery of lectures and lessons.

According to him, the body will focus on driving and supporting the future of online learning.

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