HomeSMCC Higher Education Research Journal (Teacher Education Journal)vol. 2 no. 1 (2020)

Administrative Strategies and Control of Examination Malpractices among Secondary Schools Students in Lagos Nigeria




In our society today, the problem of examination malpractice has become the greatest cankerworm eating deep into the educational development and the system without any visible sign of remedy. Thus, this study attempted to investigate the Administrative Strategy and Control of Examination Malpractices in secondary schools. The study sample comprises a total of one hundred teachers, ten principals, and ten vice-principals from ten secondary schools in Education District 2 of Lagos State. The study found that societal preference for paper qualification, inadequate preparation for the examination, lack of self-confidence, ill-equipped schools, and lack of good study habits causes examination malpractices. The identified solutions range from restoring discipline in every facet of our national life, strict and thorough invigilation, employment of functional counselors in schools, etc. Based on these findings, it was recommended that students be given an enlightenment campaign highlighting the consequences of examination malpractice. The government should also sensitize all citizens to basic ethical values of self -worth, the dignity of labor, integrity, and personal responsibility. Guidance counselors should be employed and posted to secondary schools to help students in self-understanding and self- management as well as the development of effective study habits to utilize their assets and manage their abilities for optimal development. Finally, only teachers who are qualified, certified, competent, and of good moral standing should be employed as examination invigilators.