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

Integrity and Openness as Correlates of University Effectiveness in Southwest, Nigeria (Published)

This study examined the relationship between some leadership traits and university effectiveness in Southwest Nigeria. The study adopted the descriptive survey research design. The population of the study comprised all the 3,418 academic and 8,937 non-academic staff in all the 7 federal universities and 11 states universities in Southwest Nigeria. The sample for this study was 900 respondents, comprising 60 academic members of staff and 90 administrative staffs drawn from 6 universities in three states in Southwest Nigeria. Multi-stage sampling procedure which involved, simple random, stratified and proportionate sampling techniques was used to select sample for the study. Two sets of instruments tagged “Leadership Integrity and Openness Questionnaire” (LIOQ) and “University Effectiveness Questionnaire (UEQ)” were used for the study. The two instruments were validated by experts with LIOQ and UEQ yielding reliability coefficients of 0.79 and 0.81 respectively.  The data were analysed using inferential statistics. All the hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The study showed that there was significant relationship between leadership traits and universities effectiveness in Southwest, Nigeria. The study showed that leadership integrity and openness correlated significantly with university effectiveness. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended that management of universities should endeavour to build good leadership traits in its management staff by exposing them to regular leadership and management seminars and conferences for efficient and effective management towards enhancing the level of university effectiveness.

Citation: Oluyemisi K. Olaogun and  Haastrup T. Ekundayo (2021) Integrity and Openness as Correlates of University Effectiveness in Southwest, Nigeria, International Journal of Education, Learning and Development, Vol. 9, No.9, pp.21-31


Keywords: Integrity, Nigeria, Southwest, openness, university effectiveness

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