Counselling Strategies for Curbing Examination Malpractices in Secondary Schools in Enugu State, Nigeria

Anthonia Chinonyelum Egbo


This study investigated the Counselling strategies for curbing “Examination Malpractices” in Secondary Schools inEnugu State Nigeria. The researcher used three research questions. The Design used was a descriptive survey design.Sample consisted of 335 respondents comprising principals (N= 19), PTA secretaries (N =19), teachers (N=276) andCounsellors (N=21) selected through stratified random sampling. A researcher–developed questionnaire containing27 items was validated by experts, subjected to reliability tests using Cronbach Alpha coefficient method to collectthe data. Data was analyzed using mean ratings which revealed that out of the 27 proposed strategies investigated,the respondents agreed that 24 personal/social, educational and teachers’ forum strategies will be useful incounselling students against examination malpractice in secondary schools in Enugu State. This means that unlessseveral social, educational and teacher sensitization strategies are vigorously implemented, School counselling mightnot contribute much in the fight against Examination malpractice as one and evil practice in Secondary EducationSector. Recommendations included that Educational Management bodies, principals and PTA should sponsor andmount campaigns through the use of posters, bulletin boards, seminars and jingles to change student’s attitudetowards examination malpractices.

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World Journal of Education
ISSN 1925-0746(Print)  ISSN 1925-0754(Online)

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