Combating the Menace of Examination Malpractice in Nigeria


This position paper, the sixth in the series is entitled ‘Combating the Menace of Examination Malpractice in Nigeria” . ‘It arose out of a concern by the Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN) to contribute its quota towards the ways and means of dealing with the vexed issue of examination malpractice. The view of STAN has always been that all stakeholders in the education enterprise should be involved in tackling educational problems.
It is the hope of the Association that government will take a critical look at the paper and articulate modalities for ensuring the ?ill implementation of the recommendations.
STAN is grateful to members of the team for a job well done. We are also indebted to WAEC and Professor Uduogie Ivowi for their assistance.
It is with delight that I commend this paper to all education professionals as well as the general public.
6 August, 2001
David A. Itamah,FSTAN


Olarewaju, A.O. Adeniji, J.T. Inyang, N.E.U. Nweke, A.O. and Ladon, N.G. (2001) Combating the Menace of Examination malpractice in Nigeria. STAN position paper (No. 6).

Prof. Nsedu Inyang

Professor N.E.U. Inyang has always been a teacher. He started as an Assistant Science Master at Duke Town Secondary School, Calabar. From 1976 till date he has taught in various institutions. He was appointed Acting Head, Department of Science Education in Uniuyo from 1994-1998 and promoted Associate and full Professor of Science Education in 1999 and 2002 respectively. He has taught undergraduate courses in Science Education, supervised undergraduate projects and jointly supervised Masters and Ph.D dissertations and theses both in University of Uyo and during his sabbatical leave to Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.

Prof. Nsedu Inyang served in various capacities in the Science Teachers‘ Association of Nigeria (STAN) at both State and National levels. It was during his tenure as Chairman of Akwa Ibom State branch of STAN, He that Akwa Ibom State Branch was adjudged the best branch of the year for an outstanding membership among other achievements. Prof. Inyang served the Akwa Ibom State Government as a resource person at various workshops for primary and secondary school science and mathematics teachers.

Prof. Nsedu Inyang has been engaged in a number of Editorial services. He jointly published Integrated Science Workshop proceedings on the Integrated Science Curriculum in the 3 3 system Secondary Education in 1981. He jointly edited a book of readings on science and society 1997. He is editorial adviser of the integrated Science Education series of Integrated Science Panel of STAN and an author of the Basic Science of the University Press Plc, Ibadan, Nigeria.

To date, Prof. Nsedu Inyang has 45 publications to his credit made up of 22 journal articles and 23 book chapters, many of which can be accessed on this knowledgebase. He attended and presented several the keynote addresses and lead papers at conferences, some of which includes Teacher’s Day in 2009 at the Akwa Ibom State rally of NUT and a motivational talk at the Mobil/NNPC/Akwa Ibom State Science quiz, facilitated by the Akwa Ibom State Branch of STAN etc.

Prof. Nsedu Inyang has played a number of leadership roles in his christian life. He is happily married and is blessed with successful children.
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