University Don Raises Red Flags Over Students Hiring Services of Companies, Individuals to Write Dissertations

The President of Radford University College, Dr Paul Effah, has expressed concern about an emerging practice in tertiary institutions whereby students hire and pay individuals and organisations to do their dissertation and essays for them. 

The trend, he said was a worrying phenomenon worldwide that needed to be stopped before it got out of hands. 

"I wish to use this medium to draw attention to an emerging and worrying phenomenon in higher education globally. This is what has been referred to as 'essay Mills'. 

"Recent studies have confirmed the phenomenon of students contracting companies to write their essays and dissertations. It is getting worse and becoming a major concern within the higher education sector worldwide," he said.