Assessment of Examination Bodies’ Control on Examination Malpractice in Nigeria Secondary Schools in Nasarawa State, Nigeria

Authors : Dikko, BasiratOlajumoke; Olaosebikan, Olusola Isaac; Obey, AbdulGaniy B

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 4 - April

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Examination malpractice has been a cankerworm in the bloodstream of the educational system in the world and most especially Nigeria. Examination malpractice has become an order of the day at all levels of educational institutions in the country. Efforts have been made by all stakeholders and mostly the government or examination bodies to curb or curtail the vices at all levels, considering the negative impacts it is having on the quality of education and the integrity of the country’s educational system.The main concern of this study is to assess the efforts of examination bodies in curbing examination malpractice in the country, to upgrade the quality, validity, and reliability of our educational certificates. Some different examinations bodies were in charge of monitoring and controlling the menace of examination malpractice, among these are the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), National Examination Council (NECO), Ministry of Education officials, and Security Agents. This study aims to look into the meaning of examination, examination malpractice, types of examination malpractice, impact of examination malpractice on the educational development in the country and individual, and the assessment of the efforts of the examination bodies to control the vices.A survey research design was used in collecting information from participants. Multiple simple random sampling techniques were used in selecting 132 members ofParents and Teachers Association from eight Secondary Schools out of fourteen public and thirtythree private schools (4 public and 4 private) purposively. Research designed questionnaire titled – Questionnaire on Assessment of Examination Bodies’ Control on Examination Malpractice (QAEBCE) was used to collect information from participants.

Keywords : Assessment, Examination, Malpractice, and Control.


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