One of the
worst problems eating deep into the society today in examination misconduct
among students especially in the secondary and tertiary institutions. The
problem has assume such an alarming dimension that it has become a source of
serious concern to parents, teachers, religious leaders as well as right thinking
leaders of the society who are interested in ensuring that good moral, norms,
and education has the capability in indicating in students are not eroded.
Education I mean formal education, represent the only way of making children
responsible so that they can effectively pilot the affairs of the society when
the mantle of leadership is handed over to them.
Therefore, when examination misconduct, in whatever form is
allowed to take root in our society, then the stage will be set to produce
children who are inadequately prepared to face the complex role of leadership.
It is with a view as the how the society will purge off the evil of examination
misconduct that I embarked on this long essay which is aimed at investigating
the problem and ways of eradicating examination misconduct among students using
the college of education, Ekiadolor in Edo State as a case study for a thorough
analysis, the work will be divided into five chapters. Chapter one is the
introductory aspect, which include the background to the study, statement of
the problem, purpose of study, research questions, scope and limitations of the
study, significance of the study and definition of terms.
Background of the study
Statement of the study
Purpose of the study
Scope and limitation of the study
Significance of the study
Definition of terms
Causes of examination misconduct
Effects of examination misconduct
Ways of eradicating examination misconduct
Design of study
Analysis of data and presentation of data
Conclusion, suggestions, Recommendations and areas of further
BACKGROUND TO THE
according to Chambers concise dictionary simply means to test to inquire into,
to question, to look closely at or into, to inspect, a test of capacity and
knowledge. Maduabum and Maduabum (1998) stated that examination is an
indispensable instrument in the education enterprises. It serves as a tool for
providing accountability of educational outcome and a basis for successive
improvement of educational programmes. For career guidance and selection into
course and for maintenance of publicity recognized standards. For any
examination to be credible, it must possess key elements, which are validity
and reliability. These key elements can only present if the examination is free
and fair, devoid of partiality and all sorts of cheating.
misconduct could be seen as any unacceptable conduct during an examination. The
administration of examination in this country today is faced with all sorts of
examination misconduct that has assumed large different and frightening
dimensions, students no longer and their books, attend class/lecture note to
talk of paying attention to their teachers. Rather they go about looking for
unhealthy ways of passing their examination.
educators and institutions are seriously worried by the spread of this disease
called examination misconduct. The trend is so bad that every day a new form or
teachings is evolved. Many students caught in this act had been expelled from
different institutions. Over the years in the college of education, Ekiadolor,
there has been no examination without examination misconduct been recorded. In
the past, students caught cheating were expelled from the institution with
immediate effect, but the school authority later realised that the disciplinary
measure was too strict, hence they introduced another measures in dealing with
such students either by rewriting that particular course or missing one
of Education Ekiadolor, examination misconduct is classified into the following
major and minor offences. Major offences according to the new examination
misconduct guideline 2008 are an examinee bringing into the hall any
unauthorized materials relevant to the particular examination, such as
textbooks prepared answers, lecture notes, handouts and other similar
materials, impersonating another examine during an examination, making a
non-bonafide student to impersonate him/her during an examination students
aiding another students to cheat or receive any internal/external aids,
sneaking into the hall with college answer booklet, running away with answer
booklet, according to evidence from the hall or cheating/swallowing it and so
many other while minor offences are spying from one another, bring G. S. M.
into examination hall, refuses to stop when rounding behaviour etc. all
established major offences shall attract suspension for one
Academic section. While in the minor offence will be suspended for
a semester. Examination misconduct has put the nation at risk in attaining high
academic standard in the education section. It constitutes serious ruin the
very standard which students hard work can be assured students no longer find
it a rewarding exercise to read to pass, they depend solely on cheating, using
various means in order to pass and have good grade.
STATEMENT OF THE
misconduct has put the nation at risk in attaining high academic standard in
our schools and education institution. A nation with increasing examination
misconduct will not doubt loose its credibility as no certificate at any level
from such nation will be recognized. Therefore the need to find out the causes
and way of curbing the cankerworm. This study will provide answer to the
following research questions.
1.Why are students running away from examination?
2.Are students working hard enough for examination?
3.Is the sitting arrangement of students spacious
4.Why is the that some teachers and invigilators
aid students in examination misconduct
5.In what ways has the government contribute in
aiding examination misconduct?
PURPOSE OF THE
of this study is to examine the causes, effect of examination misconduct and
how to eradicate it.
the basic assumption the following hypotheses were postulated.
1.To what extent has low value of morality in the
society contribute to examination misconduct.
2.Do students view examination misconduct as a
3.Does lack of confidence in students cause of
examination of misconduct?
4.Are male or female more prone to examination
5.Does poor reading habit of students the major
causes of examination misconduct?
6.Does the current trend in cultism among students
in institution responsible for examination misconduct?
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE
It is the
sheer hope of the researcher that the outcome of this study would be of immense
value not only to the students but also to teachers who will become aware of
the penal sanctions that awaits them if found or caught engaged in examination
misconduct. It will also draw the attention of the government to provide
suitable qualified lecturers to reduce the problem of examination misconduct.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
Improper behaviour, bad management, behaves badly managed.
Pretend to be another person to pretend to stay in another person’s position.
act in a dishonest way to win advantage or profit.
Systematic process of determining the extend to which instructional objective
are achieved by pupils.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
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