Examination Malpractice

9287 WordsJul 23, 201338 Pages
CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.0 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY The quest for exploration into “the effect of examination malpractice among the sociology student of University of Abuja” is borne out of the concern for the need for improvement/provision of enabling a good conducive environment that is conducive for the writing of examination and to avoid malpractice. In any given society, there are rule guiding the behavior of individuals as well as rights which give the people the freedom to express them. So also is an education environment, where student come to learn both in character and in learning and where they interact with other student lectures. The education system is the instrument a society uses to equip its entire people to lead…show more content…
They engage in all forms of examination malpractice both during examination and post examination i.e. through the aid of the lecturers. This has been attributed to many factors among which is inadequate exam invigilators in the hall, parental pressure for good results, societal approval of an outstanding result that stand as a meal ticket and a means to climb the social ladder and be affiliated. Therefore, an educational institution such as a University that does not uphold the conduct of a fair examination of its students is only breeding an angry generation that will turn against it sooner or later. The situation is so pathetic that it needs to be adequately addressed. It is against this background that this study is carried out. 1.2 STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Ideally, in every human organization including a university setting there is the need for an aptitude test to test the improvement and the acquisition on knowledge that has been acquired over the period of learning. This is done to know the direction the education system is going, the learning and assimilation rate of the student as well as to identify the weak ones and help improve them for a better future. This is done through the writing of an aptitude test or examination. And there are stated guide line guiding the conduct of all students in every university, University of Abuja included, so as to ensure a free
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