THE STUDY'S BACKGROUND
According to Chambers concise dictionary, examination simply means to inquire into, question, look closely at or into, inspect, a test of capacity and knowledge. According to Maduabum and Maduabum (1998), examination is a necessary tool in educational enterprises. It is a tool for providing accountability for educational outcomes as well as a foundation for continuous improvement of educational programs.
For career guidance and course selection, as well as the upkeep of publicly recognized standards. Any examination must have two key components in order to be credible: validity and reliability. These essential elements can only be present if the examination is free and fair, free of bias and all forms of cheating.
Examination misconduct is defined as any unacceptable behavior during an examination. Today's examination administration in this country is confronted with all kinds of examination misconduct that has taken on large different and frightening dimensions; students no longer and their books, attend class/lecture notes, let alone paying attention to their teachers. Instead, they go about looking for unhealthy ways to pass their exam.
The spread of this disease known as examination misconduct has government educators and institutions concerned. The trend is so bad that a new form or teaching emerges every day. Many students who were caught in this act were expelled from various institutions.
There has never been an examination at Ekiadolor College of Education without examination misconduct being recorded. Students who were caught cheating were expelled from the institution with immediate effect in the past, but the school administration later realized that the disciplinary measure was too harsh, so they implemented alternative measures in dealing with such students, such as rewriting that particular course or missing one academic year.
Examination misconduct is classified into major and minor offenses at College of Education Ekiadolor. According to the new examination misconduct guideline 2008, major offenses include an examinee bringing into the hall any unauthorized materials relevant to the particular examination, such as textbooks, prepared answers, lecture notes, handouts, and other similar materials, impersonating another examine during an examination, instructing a non-bona fide student to impersonate him/her during an examination, students assisting other students to cheat, or receiving any internal/external aid. All established major offenses will result in a one-year suspension.
Section for academics. While on probation for a minor offense, you will be suspended for a semester. Examination malpractice has jeopardized the nation's ability to achieve high academic standards in the education sector. It seriously jeopardizes the very standard to which students' hard work can be assured. Students no longer find it a rewarding exercise to read to pass; instead, they rely solely on cheating, using various means to pass and have a good grade.
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
Examination malpractice has jeopardized the nation's ability to achieve high academic standards in our schools and educational institutions. A nation with increasing examination misconduct will undoubtedly lose credibility, as no certificate from such a nation will be recognized at any level. As a result, there is a need to investigate the causes and methods of controlling the cankerworm. The following research questions will be addressed by this study.
1. What is causing students to avoid examinations?
2. Are students working hard enough in preparation for the exam?
3. Is the student seating arrangement sufficiently spacious?
4. Why do some teachers and invigilators assist students in examination misconduct?
5. In what ways has the government helped to facilitate examination misconduct?
OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
The goal of this research is to look into the causes and effects of examination misconduct, as well as how to eliminate it.
QUESTIONS FOR RESEARCH
The following hypotheses were proposed based on the basic assumption.
1. To what extent does society's low moral value contribute to examination misconduct?
2. Do students consider examination misconduct to be a crime?
3. Does a lack of trust in students lead to an investigation of misconduct?
4. Is male or female examination misconduct more prevalent?
5. Is a student's poor reading habit one of the major causes of examination misconduct?
6. Is the current trend in cultism among students in the institution responsible for examination malpractice?
THE STUDY'S IMPORTANCE
The researcher sincerely hopes that the findings of this study will be of immense value not only to students but also to teachers, who will be made aware of the penalties that await them if they are found or caught engaging in examination misconduct. It will also draw the government's attention to the need for qualified lecturers in order to reduce the problem of examination malpractice.
Misconduct: improper behavior, poor management, and poor management behavior.
Impersonate: Pretend to be someone else in order to remain in someone else's position.
Cheating: To act dishonestly in order to gain an advantage or profit.
Evaluation: The systematic process of determining the extent to which students achieve instructional objectives.
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