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Students, parents, teachers and schools have many goals in education. And success is an absolute must.

What is success? Why success? Success for whom? Which success? What is the definition of success and the place it holds in human life?

The questions are too many. Everyone will give the answers according to their own experiences, expectations and, most importantly, in their own way. It is not hard to answer these questions but the point is which is the correct answer? Answers that are beyond the norms of the soicety will be disconcerting and  will lead to questioning. Before broaching the subject of questioning, we should examine ethical values and the effect of these values on relative human success and especially, human characteristics.

As schools are places where beginnings are made, it is only natural to begin the examining process there.  After the issue of academic honesty was questioned in our school for three years and various web based programmes were examined, today we are at a point where assignments are filtered through one of these programmes. Is it possible to become a good doctor, a good engineer, a good politician, a good bureocrat, a good tradesman, a good mother, a good father, a good human being without academic honesty?

Claiming that  ''we raise good citizens'' for the last 132 years may sound very modest but also very assertive. This could only be possible by actualizing words without letting them lose their meaning, and by fulfilling responsibilities in peace, harmony and respect, within an ethical frame. For this, it is essential to know how to be academicall honest and what is to be done,  and act accordingly. This is also a necessary condition and a liability to be a human being.