INVESTIGATION INTO THE CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF EXAMINATION MALPRACTICE AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN SOKOTO METROPOLIS: IMPLICATIONS FOR COUNSELLINGAbdullahi Suleman Dange, Abubakar Boyi Sifawa,Zanab Umar Dange
The main thrust of this study is to investigate the causes and effects of examination malpractice among secondary school students in Sokoto metropolis. The study has a total population of 1103 teachers across 23 secondary schools in Sokoto metropolis. Similarly, study used a sample of 10 secondary schools with total population of 485 out of which a sample of 217 was used to serve as the sample size for the study. A proportionate sample size was employed in order to determine the proportion of each school; and finally simple random sampling was used in selecting the participants at the field. Descriptive statistics was used in analyzing the data. The result indicated that most of the indicators of causes of examination malpractice and their effects among senior secondary school students are prevalent. However, the study recommended that an intensive and regular orientation service should be introduced and maintained among teachers and students. This will in no small measure help in enlightening the teachers and students on their expectations during examinations.
Keywords: Examination, Malpractice, Education, Counselling