How to Curb Exam Malpracise

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A survey of examination: malpractice among secondary school students - Causes, effects and solutions

ABSTRACT

This research was carried out to investigate examination malpractice among secondary school students in Agidingbi Local Government area in Lagos State. The project highlights the causes of examination malpractice among secondary school students, the effect of examination malpractice and solution to examination malpractice in secondary schools. In this research work, a sample of twenty (20) teachers and one hundred (100) students were collected by means of simple random sampling techniques from five secondary schools in Agidngbi Local Government. The research instrument used for the study was the teacher's and student's perception questionnaire which was validated by the supervisor and used for the collection of data from the respondents. The data collected from respondents were analyzed with distribution tables and simple percentage.

At the end of the analysis the study revealed the major reasons for examination malpractice which include parental pressure for good grades, value attached to certificate and so on. The study further recommend that parents should not put pressure on their children for good grades. Also emphasis should not be laid on certificates.

CONTENT
Title page Certification Dedication Acknowledgement Abstract Table of content
TABLE OF CONTENTS

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CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

1.1 Background to the Study 1

1.2Statement of the Problem 3

1.3 Purpose of the Study 4

1.4Significance of the Study 4

1.5Research Questions 4

1.6Scope/Limitation of Study 5

1.7 Definition of Terms 5

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW

2.0Introduction7

2.1Concept of Examination Malpractice10

2.2Genesis of Examination Malpractice12

2.3Forms of Examination Malpractice13

2.4Sources of Examination Malpractice18

2.5Reasons for Indulging in Examination Malpractice18

2.6Incidence of Examination Malpractice in Nigeria 22

2.7Effects of Examination Malpractice27

2.8Examination Malpractice Among Secondary School Students 28 2.9 Implication of Examination Malpractice on Education Development

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2.10 Implication of Examination Malpractice on Academic, Moral

Standard and Counseling 31

2.11 Effort at Curbing Examination Malpractice 32

2.12 Solution to Examination Malpractice in Secondary School. 37

2.13 Conclusion 39

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3.0 Introduction 40

3.1Research Design 40

3.2 Population of the Study40

3.3 Sample/Sampling technique 41

3.4 Research Instrument 41

3.5 Validity of the Instrument 42

3.6 Reliability of the Instrument 42

3.7 Administration of Research Instrument 42

3.8 Method of Data Analysis 42

CHAPTER FOUR: PRESENTATION OF DATA AND ANALYSIS OF DATA 4.0 Introduction 43

4.1 Analysis of respondents for teacher's and student bio data 43

4.2 Presentation and analysis of research question 47

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

|5.0 |Introduction |54 | |5.1 |Summary |54 | |5.2 |Conclusion |55 |

5.3 Recommendations56

References 56

APPENDIX
About the Questionnaire
questionnaire

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