THE MEANING AND DIFFERENT DIMENSIONS OF EXAMINATION MAL-PRACTICE.


Examination mal-practice is any act or activity carried out in or around the examination hail that
does not conform with the rules and regulations of the given examination. Most examination rules and regulations are centered on issues which ensures that students report for the examination early, bring only those materials that are allowed into the examination ha comport themselves and follow the instructions of the supervisor during the exams, submit their scripts ar1d then leave the examination hail as at when due. Acts that contravene these expectations can constitute examination mal-practice; with inherent consequence  being visited on the student(s).

Examination bodies usually allow students to provide their own pencils, mathematical set, biros/pens (black or blue only), dissecting instruments or painting ‘materials. They are also required to come to the Examination hail with mathematical tables recommended by the appropriate examination body. Also, specified forms of calculators; usually silent, cordless and non-programmable calculators are 1flowed for use in examinations and can be brought in by candidates. Outside these, any other material a candidate brings into the examination hail is considered reign and may constitute examination malpractice. Such materials may include textbooks, notebooks, any form of handwritten materials, or printed materials outside recommended mathematical tables; even blank meets or pieces of papers, programmable calculators or mobile phones.
Other acts of examination malpractice have to do with interactions within the examination hall. This can be in form of communicating with other students or other persons in the examination halt by way of passing notes, substituting worked scripts, stealing or converting the scripts of other students, discussing with or passing anything to other candidate or colluding with invigilator, supervisor or teachers to give student assistance. It is counted against a student as exam malpractice when he tears off part of his question paper answer booklet during the examination, when he uses to submit his scripts to the supervisor after the examinations, when he commences writing the examination before he is asked to do so, etc. Candidate are not supposed to be admitted into the exam hall minutes after the exam commences or leave earlier than 30 minutes after examination commences.

There are cases where students may go as far perpetuating leakage of examination questions paper thereby getting access to the exam questions before exam commences. Sometimes, in collusion teachers and school authority, students embark on mass cheating in which answers are provided to a 1 number of students to copy in their answer sheet. These are dangerous acts that can lead to outright cancellation of an entire school result or de-recognition of the school involved by the examination body. In with this, your result may be cancelled; of course wit consequent implications on your future. Some candidates resort to impersonation; allowing sum else (a more capable person) to take their stead i course of the examination. If caught, both impersonator and the person being impersonated can face prosecution besides having their results cancelled as well as for some years froth taking any exam organized b given examination body.

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