Nigerian students engage in examination malpractice due to emphasis on certificate, a poll conducted by Legit.ng on Wednesday, October 23, has indicated.
Examination malpractice is one of the major problems facing Nigeria's tertiary institutions and most of the social media users that responded to the poll said emphasis on certificate is the reason for this.
The poll was conducted on Facebook and Twitter and Legit.ng asked users on these platforms the reason Nigerian students engage in examination malpractice.
Sixty six percent of Facebook respondents said examination malpractice is the cause, while 34% of them said lack of reading culture is the reason Nigerian students engage in examination malpractice.
On Twitter, 47% of respondents also agreed that emphasis on certificate is the reason Nigerian students engage in examination malpractice, 41% blamed lack of reading culture, 7% said lack of parental control, while 5% blamed peer pressure.
Below are some of the comments by Facebook users:
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said that many Nigerian leaders started corruption by engaging themselves in examination malpractice when they were in school.
The agency made the disclosure in its weekly bulletin, in which it said corruption would grow to become a monster if it is not holistically addressed at the stage of examination malpractice.
The examination body stated that examination malpractice in the country is mostly sponsored by parents.
The agency said: “Corruption is not a peculiar African or Nigerian problem. Regrettably, most of the measures deployed to fight corruption, more often than not, fail to yield desired results.
“If the malaise of corruption is not holistically addressed at the stage of examination malpractice, which is most times sponsored by parents, it will grow to become a monster."
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