Examination malpractice is often defined as any deliberate act of wrong doing, contrary to the rules of examinations designed to give a candidate an undue advantage. Examination malpractice in Nigeria is as old as the country itself. It has grave consequences on individuals, institutions, communities and the country at large. This one ill that has bedeviled the nation should be confronted head-on and curbed. Who are the perpetrators? Who is to blame? BETTY AMUKPO asks, some children respond thus:
‘Students are highly to be blamed’
Student are the set of people that promote examination malpractice most. Why will you engage yourself in such act? Because you don’t want to read; you want to pass by all means. You are cheating yourself, parents and society. Stop the negative act of examination malpractice. Students are highly to be blamed.
‘The parents are to be blamed’
The parents are to be blamed for examination malpractices because most of them are the ones who introduced their children to examination malpractices by bribing the examination officials for their children to pass. However, the Bible says “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it (Proverbs 22:6).
‘Poor teaching skills of teachers; most of them go into teaching because of unemployment’
Examination malpractices, who is to blame? 1: Parents. Wrong value system; they do everything possible to the extent of bribing the teachers in order to pass their children. 2: Teachers: Poor teaching skills. Most of them go into teaching because of unemployment. 3: Students: They also promote exam malpractice by not reading their books but want to pass by all costs. Lack of self-confidence also. 4. Schools: Lack educational Facilities
‘Blame students, teachers and parents’
Exam malpractice also known as cheating in the illegal action that students take during the examination to try to make good grade by cutting corners. People that are to blame are the students, teachers and parents. Students: When they fail to read their books they will be tempted to cheat. Teachers: Teachers ask students to pay certain amount so that they can pass the exam. Parents: Teachers also approach parents and convince them to pay money for their children’s success in examinations.
‘School’s inability to cover prescribed syllabuses
Parents are to blame for quest for certification instead of knowledge and skills. Poor moral upbringing. School’s inability to cover prescribed school syllabus, lack of teaching aids. Ineffective guidance and counseling department in schools. Students are lazy to study, inadequate preparation by students. Teachers, invigilators, students all collaborate in exam malpractices.
‘Exam malpractice is done by parent, teachers and students that are lazy to read’
Exam malpractice can be defined as the act of students or parents giving money to teachers or invigilators to allow students to engage in cheating during, before and after exams to pass successfully in the examination. Exam malpractice is done by parents, teachers and students that are lazy to read. Exam malpractice is a crime and it is an offence with a punishment of 21 years and above imprisonment.
‘Teachers are to be blamed because they collect bribe to pass students’
Exam malpractice also known as cheating, is the illegal action that students take during their examinations to try to make good results. Parents also offer bribe to teachers to pass their children. Teachers are to be blamed because they collect bribe to pass students themselves who copy something in paper to pass their exams.