FG inaugurates homegrown plagiarism detection software, Eagle Scan


The Federal Government has launched a plagiarism Detection Software code-named ‘ Eagle Scan’.

The main features of the home-grown software include Plagiarism Checker, Peer Review, Document Comparison, Grammar Checker, Similarity Index, Grade Mark, Local and foreign Language Support/Converter, Local/Global Repository, Title/Abstract Validation, LMS Integration, Report Download, User Account Management, and Self-Archival Interface. The Software also comes with a very robust artificial intelligence-driven data analytics and visualization engine.

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo who was the Special Guest at the public presentation and launch of the Eagle Scan Plagiarism Detection Software said: “The Federal government is fully committed to support all initiatives that will continue to build and enhance the integrity of higher institutions. Let me also say that the government will give all that is needed to ensure that anti-plagiarism measures are instituted across the country.”

Deputy Chairman Senate Committee on Higher Education, Prof Sandy Onor, said the Software will address the challenge of Academic research authentication and validation.

“The Eagle Scan Plagiarism Detection Software integrates global open source and closed source repositories, local Open Education Repositories and it allows users to validate titles abstracts and generate originality report”, he said.

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, appplauded the indigenous anti-plagiarism software saying it will facilitate the desired quality expected in institutions of higher learning.

According to the Secretary General of the Committee of Vice Chancellors, Prof Yakubu Ochefu, the cost of development, deployment, maintenance and marketing of the software over the next three years is projected at a total sum of N251,298,000.00. He added that substantial part of this cost is for licensing closed user databases and repositories. For now, CVC Secretariat is hosting the Secretariat for the Eagle Scan Technical Team.



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