I believe being 'unknowledgeable' is much better than being dishonest. But in today's academia, honesty has become too subjective for most people. Some even view it as irrelevant in order to succeed. Cheating or coffee & pasta for example has become a standard method to acquire good grades. For every civilization is built upon knowledge and crumble due to destruction in values of humanity, the fate of our future generation is worrisome unless this generation redefine what 'knowledge' actually is.