Management of examinations: ethical issues.

  • T Nweze
Keywords: Examination Ethics, Examination malpractice, Examination Management, Examination Bodies, Schooling, Education.

Abstract

Examinations occupy a strategic position in our lives and society today. In a situation where the moral principles, rules and regulations for conducting examinations are truncated by either the teacher or the learner, the validity and reliability of the examination and certification are at risk. The management of examination is something that should be looked into deeply having known the role of examination in our lives. That is the essence of this paper. Talking about the ethical issues, we are all aware of the manner/way in which examination malpractice has eaten deep into the fabrics of our society. Some measures really have to be taken to normalize the examination system in our society. The challenges of examination management are numerous for example, having responsible teachers/examiners, conducive atmosphere for conduction of the examinations, creating in the students, sense of responsibility and good study habit. This paper articulated ethical issues in the management of examinations and stated categorically that it is the wrong handling of examinations that has brought in what some may term examination malpractice or offences or irregularities. Key Words: Examination Ethics, Examination malpractice, Examination Management, Examination Bodies, Schooling, Education.
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eISSN: 2006-7593
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