Factors instigating cheating in government primary school leaving examination: A case of Same District council

Nchimbi, Verena David (2015) Factors instigating cheating in government primary school leaving examination: A case of Same District council. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study sought to assess factors that lead to cheating in government primary school leaving examination. Case study of Same district. Specifically the study assessed the factors that cause cheating in examinations among government primary school pupils; investigated the effects of cheating in primary school leaving examinations; and identified strategies for addressing the problem of cheating in primary school leaving examinations. A case study research design was adopted. Purposive and stratified random sampling techniques were used in selecting study areas and respondents. A sample size of 80 respondents was used. Both primary and secondary data were collected using questionnaire, interview, observation and documentary review. Data analysis was done using statistical package for social science (SPSS). The study found that factors influencing cheating in primary school leaving examination among government primary schools include; lack of confidence among pupils, panic among pupils toward examination, illegal assistance from parents, inadequate teaching and learning facilities, competition among schools. The effect of cheating in primary school leaving examination among government primary schools were selection of unqualified pupils to join secondary level, complaints in the society, decline of quality of education, influencing other pupils in cheating behavior, bad image to the society. Among the strategies to overcome the problem of cheating in primary school leaving examination include; teachers abiding to professional ethics; improving security in examination rooms, punishing staff involved in cheating; re-sitting examination for cheaters; improving teaching and learning environment; providing adequate payment to examination supervisors.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 07:04
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 07:04
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1495

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