Public Service Broadcasting and the Fight against Examination Malpractice in Ebonyi State (Published)
A sample size of 360 respondents were selected. Cluster-multi-stage sampling technique was adopted. Data were collected from primary and secondary sources. Tables and simple percentages were used for data analysis and presentation and charts, while simple descriptive analysis was used to infer meaning from the data in the table for analysis. Findings show that Ebonyi Broadcast Corporation (EBBC) campaign against examination malpractice in Ebonyi State, students of Ebonyi State University Abakaliki listen to EBBC campaign against examination malpractice, respondents were aware of the war against examination malpractices in Ebonyi State. The study recommends that sound educational policy should be put in place and the supremacy of certificates over skills and professional competences should be de-emphasized. It further recommends appointment of supervisors of proven integrity who are independent of the examinations centers, as well as adequate remuneration of invigilators and supervisors for greater commitment to their job.
Citation: Nweze Samuel ; Nwigwe, Chikaodili Nicholas; Nwafor, Ezinne Comfort; Ekuma, Celestina Amaka; Akpama, Alice Mbang; Anyachonkeya Chinwe Patience; Nwamba, Jane Irene (2019) Public Service Broadcasting and the Fight against Examination Malpractice in Ebonyi State, Global Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol.7, No.4, pp.78-93
The advent of broadcasting in Nigeria has brought a new lease of life to the communication sphere in Nigeria as it ushered in a new medium of expression and communication for the people of Nigeria. With the introduction of new media technologies came more opportunities to the broadcasting sector in the area of media convergence. The challenges brought by these new media are so immense that no part of the world could afford to be left out in the turn of events. This paper therefore highlights the challenges and prospects of the new media faced by the public service broadcasting in Nigeria. It therefore becomes expedient for the Nigerian public service broadcast sector to avail itself of the opportunities which the new media herald. The paper recommended among others that government as a matter of policy must ensure that there is total removal of all barriers militating against the acquisition of new media facilities for broadcasting in public service broadcasting.