The Persistence of Examination Misconduct in Nigerian Higher Education Systems: The Connection with the Degradation of the Family and Education Institutions
Modern Perspectives in Language, Literature and Education Vol. 6,
10 July 2021,
This article discussed the persistence of examination malpractice in Nigerian higher education systems in conjunction with the dysfunctionality of family and educational institutions. The study engaged information collected from a secondary source and content analysis as its methodology. Drawing from the concept of dysfunctionality as expressed by R. K. Merton, the route of the persistence of examination misconduct was traced to several factors out of which poor parenting, lack of proper upbringing in the family and corruption in educational institutions play active roles. The paper in its concluding remarks argued that if the family and education institutions could perform their expected sociological roles actively, the rate at which escalation of examination misconduct is escalating in tertiary institutions could be reduced drastically.