Examination malpractice: Examination malpractice can be defined as a deliberate act of wrong doing, contrary to official examination rules and is designed to place a candidate at an unfair advantage. Parents are no longer involved in the academics of their children. This August I undertook a one-man from Aba to Umuahia and was derided by media houses in Aba and Umuahia. Unfortunately, there are not enough time during the school period, so the curriculum is usually reduced to fit all other subjects. In Nigeria, education has been adopted as an instrument for national development. This rudderless ship called examination malpractice whose destination is self destruction poses a great threat to the survival and sustainability of good quality education. On the other hand, examination malpractice is any wrong doing before, during or after any examination.
Candidates with such ill-gotten grades get admission to the universities and other institutions of higher learning where they are found to perform below expectation. Another group of master-minders who have rather taken centre stage in recent times are operators of private study centres also known as extramural classes. A student can commit examination malpractice either inside or outside the classroom. There should be more holidays in number but less in length. A as an affective instrument for reducing examination mal-practices.
Laziness, inadequate preparation for examinations, pupils not taking their studies seriously, indolence, depending on fraudulent means to make it without any hard work, and all of this is done with the support of unscrupulous parents and a corrupt system of national life. The general misconception of good performance by some principals and the society as a means of enhancing the status of societal rating of the principals and their schools. The reliability of the instrument was determined by split-half internal consistency method, the reliability coefficient of the instrument are 0. Chinedu Ugwu is a final year student of Veterinary Medicine in the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Lack feedback in various assessment exercises and assessment being forced in the cognitive domain alone but should include assessment in affective and psychomotor domain. Security agents, printers and staff of examination bodies also sell question papers.
Furthermore, a machinery through which the extent of knowledge and skill acquisition is determined at each stage of education has been set up. Using the multistage stratified sampling technique, 200 students were selected for the study from 20 secondary schools in Akwa Ibom State. The method is nicknamed as hide and seek, microchips, tattoo and magic desk. This can be curbed by setting a body investigating on how the money is being spent. It is said that Nigerian academic certificates are worthless and are no more valuable than the paper they are printed on. According to various sources examination malpractice was first reported in Nigeria in 1914 when there was a leakage of senior Cambridge Local Examination.
It is caused by a void of confidence by candidates. In a bid to acquire such certificates, many have resorted to unethical means—foremost among which are examination malpractices—just to acquire the certificates at all cost. Methodology The study was a descriptive survey design. A with mean score of 42. Examination malpractices has placed question mark on the quality of the Nigerian educational system and thus its certification. It is the most practical way of assessment in education.
Ofcourse we know that attitudes and behaviour are not learnt in a day,they are learnt in the gradual process of socialization even our conscience. A Key Note Address Presented at the Train- the-trainers Workshop on Continuous Assessment. What can we do to stop the Examination malpractice is any form of cheating before, during or after examination. In the United States for example, continuous assessment is inbuilt into the teaching- learning process. It was also indicative that societal preference for paper qualification, lack of positive self concept, lack of effective study skills, inadequate preparation andlaziness are some of the causes of examination malpractice among university students. Examination malpractice can lead to another area of misconduct such as robbery.
School administrators were recently called upon to desist from helping their students to perpetrate in examination malpractice. Thus, when the so called elites could give out money for their children to be enrolled in such private centers then what do you expect from the illiterate business men in Onitsha main market who are easily swerved by their indolent children. Besides, the Nigerian culture then frowned at dishonesty and would not hesitate to sanction offenders Agogo, 2006. A would make students work harder while teachers become more innovative. To put a stop to exam malpractice in Nigeria,our primary and junior secondary institution will have to take serious measures by punishing students caught in the act appropriately. I really hope to partner with you. In the light of this definition, examination malpractice is simply illegally obtaining an answer to an examination question from any other source other than the brain of the examinee.
The outcome also shows that school location as well as type of school influence examination malpractice and that school administrators have various approaches that could be adopted to manage malpractices in school with a view to instituting an atmosphere of peace in the school. Supervisors colluding with teachers, school principals or students by allowing teachers to come around to teach the students during examination period, lecturers or teachers releasing question papers or giving underserved marks or allowing students to illegally re-take examination papers. It brings unconfidence, unqualified, untruthfulness, disobedient, selfishness, limited capability and all the rest of them. This type of education as at that time was relevant to the needs of the society. According to various sources examination malpractice was first reported in Nigeria in 1914 when there was a leakage of senior Cambridge Local Examination. A Techniques as an Alternative to One- Shot Examination in Osun State, Nigeria.