EXAMINATION MALPRACTICES AND STUDENTS’ ATTITUDE TO LEARNING. A CASE STUDY OF ADO – EKITI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

EXAMINATION MALPRACTICES AND STUDENTS’ ATTITUDE TO LEARNING. A CASE STUDY OF

ADO – EKITI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

 

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to investigate the causes, effects of examination malpractices on students attitude to learning in our education system in Nigeria. The study also examine the problem and solution to examination malpractice as an issue that has become a menace to the education system in Nigeria.

A descriptive survey research design was adopted in the study. The instrument used is a structured questionnaire which were distributed to the teachers and students selected from five (5) randomly selected public secondary schools. Simple random   technique was adopted to select ten (10) teachers and fourteen (14) students from the five (5) schools to make the samplerom the five (5) schools to make the sample one hundred and twenty.

Data collected were analysed using frequency counts and percentage score to answer all the research questions raised for the study. However, the findings of the study were summarized as follows;

High cost of books, shortage of equipment lack of qualified teachers, shortage of textbook, lack of teachers motivation and the desire of students to succeed at all cost are some of the causes of examination malpractice. Agent, within the school such as teachers and other staff, also parents contribute to examination malpractices in schools. Hiding of question papers and smuggling of it by the examination officials, hiring of examiners by students and their parents also contribute to the issue of examination malpractices in school.

Based on the findings of the study, the following recommendation were made; Government should provide adequate equipment for school laboratories, libraries, good teacher and textbooks to assist the students in learning. The school communities should be encouraged not to participate in examination malpractices. Also principals of secondary schools should resist efforts by the community pressure for allowing machines in the examination halls. Teaching of moral standard, moral teaching and establishment of guidance and counseling units in school as well as efficient conduct of examination in school will help at reducing examination malpractices in secondary schools.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

Title                                                                                         i

Certification                                                                            ii

Dedication                                                                               iii

Acknowledgements                                                                 iv

Abstract                                                                                  v

Table of Contents                                                                             vii

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

1.1     Background of the Study                                                       1

1.2     Statement of the Problem                                              4

1.3     Purpose of the Study                                                     4

1.4     Research Questions.                                                      5

1.5     Significance of the Study                                                         6

1.7.    Delimitation of the Study                                                        6

1.8     Definition of Terms                                                       7

CHAPTER TWO:

2.1     Review of Related Literature                                       8

 

CHAPTER THREE

3.1     Research Method                                                           29

3.2     Research Design                                                            29

3.3     Population of the Study                                                 30

3.4     Sample and Sampling Techniques                                 30

3.5     Research Instrument                                                      31

3.6     Validity of the Instrument                                             31

3.7     Reliability of the Instrument                                          32

3.8     Administration of the Instrument                                 32

3.9     Data Analysis                                                                33

CHAPTER FOUR

4.1     Result and Discussions                                                  34

CHAPTER FIVE

5.1  Summary, Conclusion and Recommendations              46

5.2     Summary                                                                       46

5.2     Conclusion                                                                     49

5.3     Recommendations                                                     50

References                                                                              51

Questionnaire                                                                 54

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