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ERIC Number: EJ871581
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
Students Perception of the Role of Parents in Academia and Continued Examination Malpractice
Ofoegbu, Felicia I.
Education, v129 n3 p413-424 Spr 2009
The formal school system is bedeviled with many problems some of which have defied satisfactory solutions. One major problem plaguing the Nigerian education system is large scale examination malpractice. The aim of the study is to find out the role of parents in academia in perpetrating and perpetuating examination malpractice. The population of the study consists of five hundred and Ninety-one (591) university undergraduates who were randomly selected and used in the study. The instrument was a questionnaire titled Parents in Academia and Examination Malpractice Questionnaire (PAEMQ). The analysis of data collected showed that parents in academia played a significant role in the continued examination malpractice among students including their wards. Deriving from the study is the fact that the integrity of academics is rather low. Therefore appropriate recommendations which include the establishment of a question bank that will serve as a source of relevant examination questions should be introduced. This will also ensure that lecturers attend class and teach their course and reduce examination malpractice. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria