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5 Major Causes Of Examination Malpractice In Nigeria

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In this article, I will be discussing the different causes of examination malpractice in Nigeria. So, if you have been searching for the reasons or causes of the high rate of examination malpractice in Nigerian schools, i enjoin you to read this article till its end. Trust me, you will definitely get what you have been searching for here.

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Previously, I made a list of some tentative solutions to the problem of examination malpractice in Nigeria. And today, I will be highlighting the causes of examination malpractice in Nigeria. However, it is important to note that these causes are not far fetched. They are obviously those little acts our parents, teachers and even students do to foster examination malpractice in the country.

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Having said all these, lets quickly look are some of the contributing causes of examination malpractice in Nigeria today.

CAUSES OF EXAMINATION MALPRACTICE IN NIGERIA TODAY

Below are the causes of examination malpractice in Nigeria:

  1. Bad home training.
  2. Employment of unqualified teachers.
  3. Lack of an agency to combat corruption.
  4. Poor preparedness of students to pass examinations.
  5. Low income of teachers and invigilators.

Yeah! There you have all the reasons why the act of examination malpractice is highly encouraged in Nigeria. Nonetheless, I will comprehensively discuss each of the causes below. Thus, it advisable to continue reading, if you really want more explanation to the above causes of examination malpractice in Nigeria.

Bad home training:

Bad home training is one of the most contributing causes of examination malpractice in Nigeria. When students are not given proper home training by their parents, they will seldom find it hard not to engage in examination malpractice. The way students are nurtured at home goes a long way in overriding the bad habits they are likely to learn from their environment. It is therefore the obligation of parents to see that their children are given the best home training.

Well, It is because most students in Nigeria, were not given the proper home training they needed at home, that caused them to engage in examination malpractice. I must not also forget to remind you that “Charity begins at home“.

Employment of unqualified teachers:

What do you expect of a teacher who doesn’t know his/her job? He/she will either foster examination malpractice to make sure that students pass examinations with good grades, or try to make questions easier for students to answer.

Employing unqualified teachers (That is, teachers who cannot teach for students to clearly understand) is indeed, on of the most potential causes of examination malpractice in Nigeria today. To some extent, I will say it is even a root for other causes of examination malpractice in Nigeria. For example, students will be left with no choice than to engage in examination malpractice, if they could not clearly comprehensive what their unqualified teacher taught them in class.

Lack of an agency to combat corruption:

It is quiet surprising that a country like Nigeria, don’t have any government agency to combat examination malpractice in the country. This, to a very large extent, is one of the causes the examination malpractice in Nigeria. Yes! If there was something like an anti-malpractice agency in Nigeria before now, we wouldn’t have ranked so high in the list of countries where examination malpractice is prevalent.

This point is obviously true. It is because the government has given deaf ears to the problem of examination malpractice in Nigeria (by not establishing any agency entrust with the function of fighting malpractice), that the problem has continued to escalate.

Poor preparedness of students to pass examinations:

I must not also forget to point out that students, on their own part, cause examination malpractice. In fact, they are the major cause of examination malpractice in Nigeria. But wait. It is not right to wholesomely use the word “students“. I think the right thing is “students who do not prepare for examinations“. Yes! students who don’t prepare for their examinations, always engage in examination malpractice. You will agree with me that, no student who prepared properly for any examination, will want to pass that examination through malpractice. So evidently, one of the core reasons for examination malpractice in Nigerian schools, is poor preparedness of students before their examinations.

Low income of teachers and invigilators:

This is also one of the most contributing causes of examination malpractice in Nigeria today. If teachers and invigilators are not paid well, they are most likely to foster examination malpractice because, that is the only way they can augment their income.

In Nigeria today, most of the recorded cases of examination malpractice in the country, were instigated by teachers and invigilators. The truth is that, nobody wants to earn money in a fraudulent way. But when you can help it, you are likely to engage in it.

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Okay, there you have the reasons for the high rate of examination malpractice in Nigerian schools today. Until these causes are strictly tackled, it is apparent that examination malpractice will continue to reign in Nigeria’s education system. Hope this article was helpful? Don’t forget to tell me what you think about it.

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