Assessment Ethics in Vocational Technical Education for Attenuating Examination Malpractice among Vocational Education Students in Nigerian Universities

Authors(2) :-Uko Edet Okon, Caleb Emmanuel Ezekiel

This study sought to reinforce ethics in assessment by identifying the ethical standards in academic testing in vocational education. The study was carried out in the Department of Vocational Education, University of Uyo in Akwa Ibom State, south-south Nigeria. The descriptive research design was employed for the study. The population of the study is 53 consisting of all the Lecturers in the Department. The 53 lecturers were used as the sample for the study. Purposive sampling was done since the number of lecturers was of a manageable size. The researcher developed instrument titled “Examiners Assessment Ethics Questionnaire” was used for data collection. The instrument was validated by three experts from the department of tests and measurement, University of Uyo. Validation was in two tiers: face and content validation. The researcher started the validation by constructing the questionnaire items based on the objectives of the study. The developed questionnaire was given to the experts in tests and measurement. They scrutinized and made recommendations on how the instrument could measure exactly the variables under study. All their corrections and suggestions were incorporated into the final form of the questionnaire. The instrument was tested for reliability. Findings of the study identified key skills, attitudes and ethical practices in testing which includes integrity, objectivity, fairness, public safety and confidentiality. The recommendations made among others is that a handbook on standards/ethics in assessment should be provided by the University administration for lecturers.

Authors and Affiliations

Uko Edet Okon
Department of Agricultural/ Home Economics Education Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Abia State
Caleb Emmanuel Ezekiel
Department of Vocational Education University of Uyo, Uyo, AkwaIbom State

Examiners Assessment Ethics Questionnaire, Vocational Technical Education, Visual Cryptography

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 4 | May-June 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-06-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 314-322
Manuscript Number : IJSRST173478
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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Uko Edet Okon, Caleb Emmanuel Ezekiel, " Assessment Ethics in Vocational Technical Education for Attenuating Examination Malpractice among Vocational Education Students in Nigerian Universities ", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp.314-322, May-June-2017.
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