The Attitude of Students, Parents and Teachers towards Examination Malpractice in Secondary Schools: A Challenge for Good Educational Standards in Nigeria

  • A Anakwe


The paper focuses on the role played by parents and Teachers in examination malpractice in Plateau Nigeria. 400 secondary school students were randomly sampled for the study. Three null hypotheses were raised. A 15 item questionnaire titled “students Attitude towards Examination Malpractice (SATEMQ) was developed by the researcher and administered to the selected sample. The data generated were analyzed using the Chi Square. The result showed that there was no significant effect of parenting styles on student’s attitude towards examination malpractice. Also there was no significant difference between Junior Secondary and their counter parts in the senior secondary school in their attitude and reasons for engaging in examination malpractice in the school. Based on these findings recommendations were made.

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