This study considers the remote reasons behind examination malpractice in the Nigerian education system with a view to suggest innovative ways of fighting the problem. 3 research hypotheses were created to guide the study. Using the multiple stage stratified sampling technique, 200 students had been selected intended for the study via 20 second schools in Akwa Ibom State. A great Examination Malpractice Questionnaire (EMQUE) was used pertaining to data collection. The three exploration hypotheses were tested statistically using the Chihuahua square statistical technique. The results suggest that poor study practices, paucity of educational facilities, and inability of schools to pay prescribed syllabuses are significant remote causes of examination malpractice in the country. Based upon these findings, methods of tackling the nuisance are proffered and counselling implications happen to be suggested. Intro
The issue of exam malpractice is a national unexpected emergency situation. Ahead of the advent of european type education, traditional Nigerian education was based generally on knowledge and practice. Its mode of instruction was basic as expertise was given to orally and through useful tests. Learners then simply had to agree to memory, master by rote, or through observation (Ibia, 2006). Because traditional Nigerian education located little or no emphasis on certification, students had the proper view of education, finding it as a means to an end not an end in itself. Besides, the Nigerian culture after that frowned in dishonesty and would not think twice to sanction offenders (Agogo, 2006). In accordance to Ejiogu (2001), basic moral decadence and the excessive premium positioned on achievement and certificates by simply Nigerians offers in recent times created examination fraudulence. The general overdependence on educational certificates like a measure of a person's knowledge and competence has resulted in a upset rush simply by most people intended for educational records (Sofola, 2004). In a wager to acquire this kind of certificates, a large number of have resorted to dishonest meansвЂ”foremost among which are examination malpracticesвЂ”just to get the records at all cost. Without doubt, the persistent occurrence of examination negligence in Nigeria has spawned heinous problems such as: 1 . Lack of reliability of academic records acquired in Nigeria by international community. 2 . Declining standard of education in the country. Onyechere (2004) asserted that unless we are able to stop exam malpractice, the normal of education in Nigeria will carry on and fall. a few. The problem of turning away into the society half-bakedвЂ”if not really unbakedвЂ”graduates who also are practically good for nothing and efficient illiterates. 5. Inability to secure competitive and challenging careers which require practical evaluation of proficiency and expertise. 5. The current correlation among examination negligence and problem in public offices. As noted by Jones Derry with the West African Examinations Authorities (WAEC) and quoted in the Examinations Ethics Project (EEP) survey (2004) report, college students who steal their strategies to higher offices through examination malpractice probably would not find it difficult to embark on corrupt techniques when they are employed. 6. Finally, examination negligence has monetary implications. In accordance to EEP (2003) report, Nigeria loses more than one billion naira yearly to assessment malpractice. As a result examination negligence could equally be seen while an economic offense. Mention-worthy with this juncture is the fact that Nigerians have not been sleeping because the wake of this mischief inside the mid 1971s. It is in recorded background that the initially serious case of examination malpractice in independent Nigeria was the leakage in 1977 of the Western world African Evaluation Council (WAEC) question newspaper for the West Africa School Assessment (Onyechere, 1996). The outcry by WAEC in the wake of this occurrence led to the setting up of your tribunal by the Federal government of Nigeria to review the mass leakage and...