Ethics span all areas of life and it is the act of adhering to moral standards. Every aspect of life be it cultural, educational and professional have moral standards as foundation. The low standard of upholding ethical principles in teaching and research is becoming a menace in academics. It is of importance to review some of the ethical guidelines in teaching and research in order for any university community to fully integrate them in their educational practices as a guide to every member of the university community. This paper explores the benefit of inculcating ethical principles as basis to strengthen moral standards in teaching and research.