Causes of examination malpractice in nigeria schools 34 issn 2054-6351 (print), issn 2054-636x (online) omemu, felix (phd) niger delta university, educational foundations department wilberforce island, bayelsa state abstract: this research study was carried out to investigate the cause of examination. Exam malpractice the issue of examination malpractice is a national emergency situation before the advent of western type education, traditional nigerian education was based mainly on experience and practice. Examination malpractice is a social evil that can damage society to the extent of possibly leading to a failed state it has very serious economic, political and social consequences in the last ten years alone, the west african examination council (waec) had to cancel the results of 814,699 candidates in its may/june examination (aminu, 2006. Examination malpractice is any form of deliberate cheating on examinations which provides one or more candidates with an unfair advantage or disadvantage it is illegal and can be perpetrated by a single individual or groups it can occur outside or inside the classroom there are many different.
Practical steps to eradicate examination malpractice photo credit: tosindeda the main objective of our education is to equip students with relevant knowledge and skills to enable them contribute effectively to national development. Nigeria, forms of examination malpractice, causes of examination malpractice, efforts made to eradicate examination malpractice and some recommendations were made the paper concluded by pointing out the following as curbing strategies, appointment of renownedclergies as invigilators. 1 examination malpractice in nigeria, its origin, consequences and the wayout by luke a s hounvenou school of languages, federal college of education.
Eradicate the menace of examination malpractice and this is the thrust of this paper keywords: education (al) system, tertiary institution, examination malpractice, examination invigilation, effective examination invigilation, examination invigilators. Yes, corruption can be eradicated from nigeria if you have a good honest leader willing to take the bull by the horn corruption on such a large scale as in nigeria is a crime against humanity. Examination malpractice is any act of omission or commission, which compromises the validity and integrity of any examination-(ministry of education, benue state 2001)it is acting or going contrarily to the rules and regulations guiding the conduct of examinations.
Eradication there is need to investigate students' attitude to this national menace and subsequently find means of combating the problem examination malpractice is not a recent phenomenon in nigeria or in any part of the world it is as old as examination itself and no part of the world could be exempted what perhaps new is the phenomenal. It is on recorded history that the first serious case of examination malpractice in independent nigeria was the leakage in 1977 of the west african examination council (waec) question paper for the west african school examination (onyechere, 1996. From the west africa examination council point view, examination malpractice can be defined as any irregular behaviour exhibited by candidate or anybody charged with the conduct of examination in such examination such behaviour must be a sort of contravention of the rules and regulations governing the conduct of such examination.
Examination malpractices, causes, effects and solutions by: dr malami umar tambawal, mcasson, lpcn, ccn, mnisep, pen department of educational foundation, faculty of education of education & extension services usmanu danfodiyo university, sokoto being a paper presented at the stake holders forum. Examination malpractice can also be referred to as any irregular behavior exhibited by a candidate or anybody charged with the conduct of examination before, during or after the examination that contravenes the rules and regulations governing the conduct of such examination. Examination malpractice: our today tomorrow by victor udoh june 18, 2008 110 views there is one problem which if well tackled and eradicated nigeria will become a better place again where credibility and integrity is respected: that problem is actually the topic of this write up.
Mr adegunle timothy, principal of light house international secondary school, ikorodu, declared that the only way examination malpractice can be eradicated is to ensure that public examination. Malpractice and will be useful in developing policies that will minimize or eradicate examination malpractice it is good in determining the predisposition of undergraduate students/individuals to examination malpractice. From the east to the west, north south the menace of examination malpractice is echoed in all the nooks and crannies of my country nigeria the disease has eaten deep at all levels of our educational system ranging from the tertiary institution down to the primary level. This study is designed to carry out an investigation of the causes and effects of examination malpractice in college of education, ekiadolor, benin city examination malpractice is a problem, which has plagued the educational system of nigeria for years.
The occurrence of examination malpractice at any level of educational stratum possess the greatest threat to the validity and reliability of any examination and consequently to the authenticity and recognition of certificate issued. Public health exam 3 study play abortion, stem cell research, and protection of research subjects are examples of which component a state court rules that state law permits a resident physician to testify in a malpractice suit to provide information on the expectations of clinical practice in his future specialty this is an example of.
We all can see that examination malpractice has eaten deep into our educational system it will be very difficult to eradicate but if the right measures are taken, it can be curtailed or even eradicated. This study considers the remote causes of examination malpractice in the nigerian education system with a view to suggest new ways of combating the problem three research hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. Is to eradicate academic dishonesty in general, and examination malpractice in particular this “strategic management” according to cole (1996), is viewed as the process directed by job management, to determine the fundamental aims and goals o/the organization, and.