DepEd lauded for memo imposing stricter provisions against plagiarism in school papers

By Rose de la Cruz 

 

Kabayaan Partylist Rep. Ron Salo, current vice chair of the committee on basic education and culture, has lauded the Department of Education for its Memorandum Order No. 200 series of 2017 providing stricter measures against plagiarism in school papers.

 

In a statement, Salo said plagiarism is “a form of dishonesty, which is also the root of fake news, sensationalism, and unethical journalism.”

 

The memorandum was issued last December 12, on which date selected school paper advisers from different regions were assembled in Palo, Leyte for several days of their annual training of trainers. Those teachers are still in Leyte as of now, stranded because of Tropical Storm Urduja.

 

Citing the directive Salo said “any school paper found to have copied and published texts, images, and other materials without duly acknowledging their sources should be disqualified in the contest.”

 

DM No. 200 further provides that another plagiarism offense in 2019 will be met with a written reprimand, a refresher course on plagiarism, and instructions to the concerned principal “to teach students about the ills of plagiarism and its consequences.” Yet another repeat offense will be meted disqualification from the NSPC for three straight years, according to the DepEd guidelines.

 

The 2018 NSPC will see the introduction of Column Writing as a new individual contest on a trial run. DepEd also required contestants in copy reading and headline writing to “use the 2016 Associated Press   Stylebook copy reading symbols.”

 

Competitions will be held from February 19 to 23, 2018 in Dumaguete City. Each region is expected to send 290 delegates of students, teachers and officials.

 

Campus journalists who win at the regional level will wield their pens, pencils, cameras, laptops, and other tools in team contests on TV broadcasting, radio broadcasting, collaborative desktop publishing, and online publishing and in individual contests on news writing, sports writing, feature writing, editorial writing, science and technology writing, photojournalism, editorial cartooning, and feature writing.

 

Most outstanding campus journalists and school paper advisers of each region will be recognized in Dumaguete.

 

“Honesty and competence must always be championed in education. We need youths imbued with these values to make sure future generations of journalists, professionals, and leaders stay true to the truth,” Salo said. 

 

 

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