EXAMINATION MALPRACTICE IN NIGERIA EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM

I came into the educational system hoping to create a change and turn things for the best. Hold on a second what am i changing?

I was told by my great great grand father who told my great grandfather that told my grandfather who told my father that examination malprcatice has existed even before they where born.

What is examination malpractice?

Examination malpractice is defined as academic dishonesty or academic fraud.

In fact, both of these notions can be interchangeably used. It can also be defined as a deliberate act of wrong doing, contrary to the laid down rules of examinations designed to give a candidate an unfair advantage or able frequently, to place a candidate at a disadvantage.

With a full understanding of what examination malpractice is , I made up my mind not to engage mysef in this unscrupulos dehumanizing activity for any reason in life. Easily said than done, lol

With this mindset, I picked my call in the educational sector after 4years of hustling in no proper direction of where to achieve success in life.

Education is life for me and i vowed to protect its standards, but circumstances wont let me.

After I started my educational business , my moral was high my stadard was high due to my fanatic love for education , little did I know that I was completely on my own, and lost in my own world.

A friend of mine known as Jerry who was a medical student at that time in the prestigious University of Ilorin, paid me a ceremonial visit in 2017 of the new move and continuation of educational business. In his words, don’t involve your self in examination Malpractice I nodded in agreement to his advise because this is my original intention or education.

Then the first and second year apart, I stood on my ground and i never involve myself in examination malpractice.

Then the following year we have a tremendous increase of about 20 students and majority of them came from different background and culture,everything was going smoothly and the students was actively reading and cooperative throughout thier section.Until the devil decided to pay an august visit.

Also a month to thier final exam,some staff and students gathered having thier meetings and plans and left me out of the meeting because the meeting was probably against me,and some of the stuents came to me specially to tell me that they were leaving the centre , They insisted that since i told them publicly that i wont involve in any form of examination malpractice.

They have seen educational centre like ours that does the same thing,and promise them to enter the examination hall with text book in thier hands.
Wow,i replied how is that suppose to be the reason why you are leaving my centre?,and they all said they is nothing that can change thier mind towards it,that they have already taken the balance i want to give to them to the person they have register with and they have been register, and for that purpose they came to let me know that they are moving out of my centre to the person center.

Well i tried my best to convince them,i advised and pleaded with them that i was trying to build thier future and they said NO that i was trying to destroy thier future . I did so many things else to convince the ones that are very close to me all to no avail, nothing yielded everyone turn deaf ears,I wanted to do what they wanted to do because they already found a place that promise them that they dont need to read all they need is to go to the exam halls with expos.
Unfortunately no parent called or got involved with me ,i called some of thier parents and they told me i should not bother calling them,that they have made up thier minds and decisions.So i decided to move on,out of about 20 of them only 2 or 3 decided to stay so the rest of them left to other center and we proceeded with our exams with the ones left,On the long run weeks passed and it was time for the exam and i went with the remaining two for the examination left them there to write thier exams,after a week one them decide to come and see me and i ask why? I gave him privilege to speak with me,and as we were having our coversation he started pleading for me to forgive him that he was confused that was why he left for another centre,that so many people was talking bad about our centre because we dont engage in examination malpractice that will assist them in passing thier exam,to cut long story short what happened was that the person that was suppose to give them the text book didnt even bother registering them Wow.So all of them that left were not registered i guess that serve them right but who am i? and What am i going to say? I felt a pity for them and i tried if they was anything else i could do but unfortunately it was all very late so i moved on,and the ones that did try thier best in the centre and now that leads us to the factor of examination malpractice

FACTORS THAT INFLUENCES EXAMINATION MAlPRACTICE

Below are the factors that influences examination malpractice .
1. Parents: some parents of nowadays are the major reasons students indulge  is examination malpractice, Some of them will go extra mile briberying examiners or invgilators just for thier children to be given answers in exam hall for them not to fail.
2. Student themselves: Some students no longer want to be helpful to thier future,they rather bring in answers into the exam hall for them to pass and be useless to the certificate they will be given rather than them reading and passing through the appropriate steps.
3. Examinatiom rules:Sometimes the laid down rules and regulation also push some students to involve themselves in such act.
4. Peer pressure:This is also one of the most important factors that influences examination malpractice,Defintely a student watching his freinds bringing in answers into the exam halls and seeing them passing very well at the end of the section will also be tempted to involve in such act.
5. Poor supervision:since some of the exam officials might  probably have  been bribed he  show less concern whenever he sees the students involving in such act.
6. Lack of confidence:some student has no confidence in themselves or them believing that without bringing in answer in exam hall they cant pass.
7. Lack of facilities in school:This also an important factors that examination malpractise,some schools lack facilities which which aid teaching and learning process.
8. Fear of failure:Fear of failure or fear of them carrying the course over makes some student involve in such act.
9. Poor preparation: Lack of reading or not listening attentive in class also makes student involve in examination malpractice .

DISAVANTAGES OF EXAMINATION MALPRACTICE

1. Rustication from school:In some tertiary institutions once you are caught in such actyou will have to face the panels then you will given gown for your graduation ceremony and that all,and you will need to do is you watching your ladies coming with flying colours with good grade.
2. Corruption:Definetly if you have such act or mind set in you,then you can also engage in corruption too.
3. Bribrery: If you involve yourself in examination malpractice then you can also involve in bribery too.
4. Inability to defend your certificate:If you are lucky to pass in school through the needle tiny edge,can you defend the certificate you claim to have? Of course NO.
5. Poor working performance:After graduation and all,the certificate you earn with such bad act can never be of any  help to you since you cant practicalise that in your area of specialization.
6. It brings about laziness: Indulging in examination malpractice brings about laziness,because the students will show less interest in academic activities
7. Tarnishing of names:Once you have been rusticated from school because you involve yourself in examination malpractice then you hv tarnish your name

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