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Title: Complimentary role of religious institutions on the fight against examination malpractice in Nigeria
Authors: Adeleke, J. O.
Keywords: Complimentary role
Religious institutions
Examination malpractices
Issue Date: Jun-2009
Publisher: Binon Publication
Abstract: The campaign and the fight against examination malpractices have become the matters demanding a 'Clarion Call'. This study therefore investigated the role that religious institutions play in the fight against examination malpractices in Nigeria. Three hundred respondents comprising students and adults from Northern, Southern and Eastern parts of Nigeria were involved in the study. They provided data on religious groups with which they associate. They also provided information on their religious leaders, how committed they are to religious activities and how aggressive they are on their fight against examination malpractices. The instrument used for data collection was Role of Religious Institutions on the Fight Against Examination Malpractices Questionnaire (RRIFAEMQ). The Cronbach Alpha Reliability Coefficient estimated on RRIFAEMQ was 0.81. The data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistics (Frequency Count and Cross Tabulation). Compound bar charts were also used to present the results. It was found in the study that a good number of Nigerians are still not aggressive in their fight against examination malpractices. Greater percentage of Nigerians who received high moral instruction from their affiliated religious groups are very aggressive in their fight against examination malpractices. It was also found that greater religious leaders are committed to religious activities are very aggressive in their fight against examination malpractices. Based on the findings of this study, it was recommended that, religious leaders should rise up to their responsibilities through sound moral teaching instead of running after monetary gain from members. Government should encourage moral instructions through religious institutions and media. 'Catch them young' approach should be employed too by integrating religious instructions into the school curriculum at all levels. There is a better future for Nigeria if special attention is paid to the above recommendations.
ISSN: 1595-4668
Appears in Collections:Academic Publications in Institute of Education

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