Academic Corruption And Students Achievements in Tertiary Institution in Enugu State

EBUOH, CASMIR N. and Aniodoh, H.C and Nweke, Jonathan O. (2017) Academic Corruption And Students Achievements in Tertiary Institution in Enugu State. International Journal of Progressive and Alternate Education, 4 (1). pp. 170-182. ISSN 2408-6452

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The study is academic corruption and students’ achievement in tertiary institutions in Enugu state. The study sought to identify the most prevalent form of academic corruption in tertiary institutions in Enugu state, its influence on the educational achievement of students and how effective are the strategies put in place by these institutions in tackling corruption. Three research questions guided the study. Purposive sampling was used in selecting the sample and data collected via a questionnaire structured on a 4 point scale. Data analysis was done using percentages and mean rating. Findings show that sorting or paying for marks is most prevalent followed by extortion via textbooks and assignments, then sex-for-marks and the least is plagiarism. It revealed also that these has negative effect on the academic achievements of the students via bad study habit, lack of inspiration and motivation to work hard in and wrong perception of values in life among others. The study also shows that the strategies adopted to curb corruption in the institutions are grossly inadequate. Some of the recommendations made are that both the public and private establishment should pay much attention to corrupt practices in the institution by introducing the whistle blowing strategy. This will greatly assist in exposing corrupt and incompetent staff as well as unserious students. The government should properly fund education sector. Lack of essential educational infrastructures and facilities encourage the cutting of corners in academic processes

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts > Faculty of Law > Faculty of Management and Social Sciences
Depositing User: miss lydia lydia
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2019 12:39
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2019 12:42

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