He pointed out that the prevalence of mobile phone usage in classrooms amounted to disrespect of tutors in addition to negatively impacting on their teaching morale. Vis a vis, Dr. Lawrence added that the new policy against phone usage was to be guided by disciplinary action. Reiterating his earlier statements on the new policies, Lawrence stated that the disciplinary action on mobile phone usage would either be informal or formal. He elaborated that informal action would be warning of student caught using their phones in classroom while formal action was to be directed at students who failed to obey subsequent. On the other hand, Lawrence asserted that the formal stage entailed official disciplinary action by the disciplinary committee of the institution for students who failed to heed their subsequent warnings.
Another key issue raised by Dr. Lawrence was the new policies on plagiarism offences. He noted that despite the harshness of the newly formulated policies on plagiarism, it was imperative that students appreciate that the policy aimed at promoting behavior change of students concerning their attitude towards research projects and individual efforts. From the managements perspective, Lawrence said that the formulated policies provided the Regent’s students with an opportunity to resubmit their assignment in case of plagiarism claims. From his interview, Lawrence agreed that stipulation of stronger consequences on plagiarism offences would effectively deter students from voluntarily submitting substandard plagiarized papers. Lawrence also stated that he preferred the American university system as opposed to the British university. With objectivity, he noted that he had worked successfully with each of the system and concurred that they significantly varied on their educational approach. He noted that the American university system was highly broaden in terms of skills training and intellectual impact unlike the British system which he criticized