Education Undersecretary Diosdado San Antonio said as much during a news briefing. He said this is not allowed “because it won’t help in teaching honesty among students.” But are students alone guilty of academic dishonesty? Academic dishonesty, academic misconduct, academic fraud, and academic integrity are related concepts that refer to various actions on the part of students that go against the expected norms of a school, university, or other learning institution. What could cause academic fraud? They include peer pressure, performance anxiety, excuse-making, inability to manage the demands of student life, situations that encourage academic dishonesty, self-justification habits, unfamiliarity with what constitutes academic dishonesty and lack of understanding about consequences. But academic dishonesty refers as well to committing or contributing to dishonest acts by those engaged in teaching, learning, research, and related academic activities, and it applies not just to students, but to everyone in the academic environment.