International Journal of Education, Learning and Development (IJELD)

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Integrity and Transparency in Managing Examination in Public Universities in Nigeria: The Role of School Administrators (Published)

Exams are essential feature of every educational system because it is the structure for teaching, learning, and the educational system’s overall successes are evaluated based on the examination system’s aims and efficacy. The import of tests in a university system cannot be flashy, as they are used to evaluate student performance and decide if they attain the obligatory scholastic learning and knowledge standards. Exams stimulate kids to compete with one another in order to meet up with the expectations of their blood relations, teachers and the society at large. If examination is not conducted correctly and the outcomes are not shared precisely, the projected feedback may not yield the desired consequences. No matter how ambitious, admirable, laudable, or expansive the educational goals are or how well the school curriculum is designed, if no provision is made for accurate evaluation and reporting of learning achievement, these efforts will be in vain. Considering the dynamics of examination delinquency in Nigeria universities, advance the need to enthrone integrity and transparency in the system. This piece generally scrutinized examination in universities, integrity and transparency in university examination, examination malpractice in Nigeria universities, causes of examination malpractice in Nigeria universities, measures taken to curb examination malpractice in Nigerian universities, roles of administrators in the university settings, administrators and examination in Nigerian universities system. The piece concluded that administrators in Nigeria university system can be regard as prime-mover for sustaining most wanted height of integrity and transparency in the university system of the country. The piece in addition made some hints that formation of examination misconduct team should be echoed prior to the commencement of the examination so that students will know they will be put on trial if caught up in any misconduct before, during or after the conduct of the examination. Also, when administrators are habituated and motivated to unconditionally discharge their roles effectively and efficiently, it will resolve among other things to enhanced level of integrity and transparency in the assessment practices in Nigeria University system. 

Keywords: Examination, Integrity, University, administrator, transparency

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