Factors influence Examination Malpractices among Female Students of Umaru Ali Shinkafi Polytechnic Sokoto: Perceived Causes and Possible SolutionsShehu Hashimu1, Amina A. Kwaido2 and Abdullahi S. Dange3
Examination Malpractice has become a common phenomenon and endemic in the tertiary educational system. Most of the researchers dwelled in finding out the causes of examination malpractice among students in colleges and higher institutions of learning, but with no specific consideration with the regard to female students. Therefore, this research focuses on the disturbing trend of examination malpractice among female students of Umaru Ali Shinkafi Polytechnic Sokoto as the case study. For the purpose of the research work, adopts descriptive survey of data collection through distribution of structured questionnaires and for interpreting the existing condition. Finding indicate that frequent of examination malpractice among female students with un-imagining factors that include Lack of good guidance on the study by the parents at homes and good counseling by the school, coupled with In adequate learning facility in the institution among others. The paper also recommends the establishment of guidance and counseling unit in the Umaru Ali Shinkafi Polytechnic Sokoto with a view to facilitate proper sensitization and awareness on implication of examination malpractice to the socio-economic and political development of societies and the country at large.
Index Words: Factors Examination-malpractices, Female Students, Polytechnic