Examination malpractices in Nigerian educational system: Causes, effects and the way out

  • JK Adeyemi Faculty of education, University of Benin, Benin City
  • AM Akindele Ige Department of Educational Administration and Foundations, University of Benin, Benin City


There has been much ‘hue and cry' concerning the fall in the standard of Education in Nigeria. Arguments being raised by those in support of this assertion include among others: the myopic academic capability and standard being displayed by students of today's educational institutions vis-à-vis their counterparts of yester-years and the prevailing cases of examinations malpractices that have enveloped the entire educational system. This paper, examines this issue from the perspective of its causes and effects on students, parents, governments, nation and the educational system. Suggestions towards combating the social menace are also discussed.

Nigerian Journal of Clinical and Counselling Psychology Vol.8(1) 2002: 57-76

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