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Forms and Factors Supportive of Examination Malpractice among Biology Students in Institutions of Higher Learning in Nigeria

Martha Ijok Adibe Njoku

Abstract: Downward movement in the standard of Education in Nigeria has been a regular outcry by parents, educators and the government. Our graduates are not fit for workplace, there is a disconnect between the industries and the schools. Students come out with good results but cannot defend such results. Ignatius Ajuru University of Education is a teacher training institute, saddled with the primary responsibility of producing teachers that will teach for academic excellence. Therefore the need to find out the forms and factors supportive of examination malpractice. Four research questions guided the study and a survey design was employed. Using questionnaire and documents from examination malpractice committee. Percentages, mean and standard deviation were employed to answer research questions. it was found out that the most common forms of exam malpractice was paying lecturers, writing under skirts and using microchips and the most common punishment was rustication a semester or session. Findings also show that the female students are more involved. Furthermore, Suggestions towards controlling examination malpractices were given.

Keywords: Examination, Malpractice, Biology, Learning.

Country: Nigeria, Subject Area: Education

Pages: 755 - 759

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019

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Martha Ijok Adibe Njoku, "Forms and Factors Supportive of Examination Malpractice among Biology Students in Institutions of Higher Learning in Nigeria", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/archive/v8i7/show_abstract.php?id=ART20197153, Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019, 755 - 759

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