AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF EXAMINATION MALPRACTICES AMONG STUDENTS IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS

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AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF EXAMINATION MALPRACTICES AMONG STUDENTS IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS ( EDUCATION PROJECT TOPICS AND MATERIALS)

 

ABSTRACT

This research investigates into causes and effect of Examination Malpractices among Students in tertiary Institutions in Ogun State: (Polytechnics, Colleges of Education, and University).

Students were randomly selected in the sampled institutions to represent the entire population. On the whole 300 students were involved in the survey, this comprises of hundred (100) students each from the selected study areas, whom were purposively selected, owning to the heterogeneous nature of the entire population.The instrument used for the collection of data is a questionnaire designed by the researcher, which was given out to the respondents to fill and later retrieved. This method of data collection is termed primary method of data collection.Four null hypotheses were formulated, namely;

H1: There is no significant relationship between inadequacy of educational facilities and incidence of examination malpractice.

H2: There is no significant relationship between poor study habits of students and problems of examination malpractice.

H3: There is no significant relationship between inability of schools to cover prescribed syllabus and promotion of examination malpractice.

H4: Examination malpractice has no significant effects on our educational system.

The researcher made use of Chi-Square, a nonparametric method of analysis to justify the above hypotheses.

The result observed in the test of hypotheses shows that:

  1. There was a significant relationship between inadequacy of educational facilities and incidence of examination malpractice (The Chi-square statistic = 52.842 with 12 degree of freedom, and p < 0.001, the null hypothesis was rejected).
  2. There exit a significant relationship between poor study habits of students and problems of examination malpractice ( = 60.884 with 12 degree of freedom, and p < 0.001, the null hypothesis was rejected).
  3. There was a significant relationship between inability of schools to cover prescribed syllabus and promotion of examination malpractice ( = 135.885 with 12 degree of freedom, and p < 0.001, the null hypothesis was rejected).
  4. Examination malpractice has significant effects on our educational system ( = 631.785 with 12 degree of freedom, and p < 0.001, the null hypothesis was rejected).

Based on the above findings, some suggestions and recommendations were made.

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