EFFECT OF EXAMINATION MALPRACTICES ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF SOCIAL STUDIES STUDENTS IN JIGAWA STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, GUMEL
The study was set to elicit the opinions of respondents on the effects of examination malpractices on the academic performance of Social Studies Students in Jigawa State College of Education, Gumel. Two research questions and two hypotheses were also formulated. The respondents were twelve (12) lecturers and eighty one (81) Social Studies Students. Ninety three (93) questionnaires were distributed. The data were analysed using frequencies and percentages. The findings of the study revealed that examination malpractice has negative effects on the academic performance of Social Studies Students since it affect the future career of the students both socially and academically which result to expulsion from school as well as in competency in any position given to them. However, in the light of these findings it was recommended that the stake-holders in the education sector should be organizing orientation programmes periodically to all students of College of Educations in Nigeria on the causes, consequences and solutions to examination malpractices.