A survey of examination: malpractice among secondary school students - Causes, effects and solutions
Scientific Study from the year 2010 in the subject Pedagogy - Job Education, Occupational Training, Further Education, grade: 1.0, Bowen University, language: English, abstract: This research was carried out to investigate examination malpractice among secondary school students in Mushin 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 Mushin 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 parent should not put pressure on their children for good grades. Also emphasis should not be lay on certificates. ?
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