ASSESSMENT OF FACTORS AFFECTING EXAMINATION MALPRACTICE

Patrick U. Osadebe, Mudiaga F. Bini

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This research was carried out to verify Secondary School teachers’ assessment of the various factors affecting examination malpractice in Delta State. In carrying out this research, eight research questions and four hypotheses were generated, data were collected using the questionnaire instrument, the statistics of mean with a bench mark of 2.5 was used, other statistics used include Pearson Product Moment Coefficient, t-test, and MANOVA, to enable the researchers analyze and interpret data. The descriptive survey method was used, the population of the study was twelve thousand eight hundred and eighty – three (12,883) teachers in the four hundred and fifty-three (453) public secondary schools in Delta State, the sample size was one thousand (1,000) and the sample procedure was the cluster sampling technique, findings reveal that teachers’ role, supervisors role, societal value and learning environment are major player in influencing examination malpractice, it also show that gender, qualification and rank of teachers shape their opinion about these factors of examination malpractice based on this, recommendations such as teacher ensuring the completion of examination syllabus, placing of monitoring cameras in examination halls, employing only trusted person for supervision among others would help to reduce or eradicate examination malpractice.

 

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