educational system has for long had serious hit from examination malpractice
and this has brought into focus the need to tackle this issues in order of
findings ways to eradicate such problems in the light of the above the study
looked at examination malpractices in college of Education Ekiadolor with the
view to achieve the following objectives.
To find out the causes of examination malpractice in the college.
To find out the various means by which students use to cheat during examination
To investigate the effect of examination malpractice to both the students and
educational system in general
To profound possible solutions, which could be use to eradicate the problem of
To achieve these objectives the problem of examination
malpractice. To achieve these objectives the survey method was used for data
collection, we used questionnaire to elicit information from chose school
students, the result of the data analysis showed that the main causes of
examination malpractice is the strong desire to acquire a certificate well
labeled and most parents encourage them on it and the method commonly used is
spying and copying of answers to examination questions from fellow students and
examination malpractices has brought disastrous effect on students and the
educational system in Nigeria and finally, some measure to adopt in eradicating
this problems is:
Punishing students or whoever is involved in the act.
Spacing of students in the
Higher payment and regular payment of salaries to supervisors and lecturers
TABLE OF CONTENT
Background of the study
Statement of the problem
Purpose of the study
Significance of the study
Scope of the study
Limitation of the study
Definition of terms
OF THE STUDY
Malpractices according to the advance oxford learners dictionary is wrong
doing, neglect to duty. According to Nwana (1999) examination malpractices
could be defined as behaviour contrary to a set of expected code of conduct or
contrary to a set of ethic and norms exhibited in the course of examination by
persons or group of persons.
The definition makes it clear that examination malpractice is not only illegal
but its effect degrading and devastating. Mavan (1991) stated that in recent years
the rampant occurrence of examination malpractices in several institution of
learning in Nigeria have become a matter of concern to all. This statement
denote that the rate at which candidates indulge in examination malpractice,
examination leakage, impersonation, copying and certificate forging is alarming
and it put the examination and the country as a sole in an embarrassing
position, because it under estimate the quality of our educational system. The
origin of examination malpractice can be traced back to (1914) when senior
Cambridge local examination leaked. This was thirty-eight years before West
Africa Examination Council was established in the primary school cheating and
alternation of marks are quite for common malpractice is even more evident in
the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC), JAMB and other examination
conducted by the federal ministry of education. Mark (1991) reported that the
above fact was responsible for the 1987 decision by the federal ministry of
education professor Jubril Aminu Mayah (1991) states that the registrar
indicated the examination malpractices constitution is one of the biggest
problems facing the boards.
He expressed disappointment at the way candidates despite efforts that have
been made by school admission examination bodies and the government in terms of
disciplinary measure in order to curb examination malpractice.
STATEMENT OF THE
Examination malpractice has long been ion existence in our society and have
been taken by different investigation on the subject and in-spite of these.
Examination malpractice still thrives in our educational system. Despite the
disastrous effect it has students, parents, educational system but the society
at large, like
Cancellation of results
Lowering of standard when under serving students are allowed in posses
requiring high standard of performance.
Lack of motivation or incentive to read hard in order to be successful in
Promote laziness and laxity in schools where by students do not read their
books with what have been taught.
It is the purpose of this research
to inquire deeply into the causes of examination malpractice and find possible
solution in order to eradicate this act from the educational system and the
nation in general.
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
In the course of the study the project researcher will attempt to achieve the
To find out the factor responsible for examination malpractices in College of
To examine the people involved in examination malpractice.
To suggest possible solution to the problem of examination malpractices in
college of education and the various schools that make up the college.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
The study intends to find out the factors that are responsible for examination
malpractice and also some possible measure to eradicate it. It will help us to
shift emphasis from paper qualification on job to experience by policy making
those who plan the curriculum in Nigeria will be aware of the loophole and try
to fill them up. It will also furnish the school of science school of
vocational and other school in college of education and the state ministry of
education with information and new ideas concerning examination malpractices.
It will also help such organization as the Nigeria national council in the
areas of examination malpractices.
SCOPE OF THE STUDY
The study intends to find out the causes and some possible solution to
examination malpractice in College of Education Ekiadolor. The study is
restricted to the college of education using the students, academic and
non-academic staffs. The study will involve 10 academic staffs, 10 non academic
staffs and one hundred students drawn from each of the department in the
The study is guided by the following questions:
Do parents encourage examination malpractices?
What effect could examination malpractice have on educational system in
Are lecturers involved in examination malpractices?
Do parents place value on grades, rather than the knowledge?
DEFINITION OF TERMS
Examination: examination could be define as a process of testing of knowledge
or ability of an individual in mathematics questions, papers or oral inquiry
into an inspection of some thing, or on a botanical specimen, and of business
account and of one eyes questioning by a lawyer in a law court and of a
Examination malpractice: could be defined as a process, whereby students by
cheating in examination hall, in order for them to be able to gain what they
want. They cheat by writing in piece of paper, writing in their palm and other
part of their body.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
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