Curtailing Academic Dishonesty Using Student Affairs Personnel: The Case of a Private Faith-Based Higher Institution, South-West Nigeria

Dare Ojo Omonijo, Olumuyiwa Akinrole Oludayo, Onyekwere Oliver Chizaram Uche, Omolola Abidemi Rotimi

Abstract


This study explored the usefulness of Student Affairs Personnel in ensuring academic honesty in a private Faith-Based higher institution, South-West Nigeria, between 2011 and 2014. Using data from descriptive source, the study investigated categories of academic dishonesty and the number of students involved. Moreover, it examined gender composition of these students and disciplinary action given to them. Furthermore, it tried to find out measures which Student Affairs Personnel used to ensure academic integrity and their effectiveness. Relying on raw data retrieved from records, the study came up with nine categories of academic dishonesty that involved ninety-nine students, out of which male students represent the majority (61.6%) while their female counterparts represent the minority (38.4%). The result indicated ten measures which Student Affairs Personnel engage in curtailing academic dishonesty. Nevertheless students in the sample, based on questionnaires distributed, submitted that these Personnel were effective in nine out of ten measures. Finally, the study revealed expulsion as disciplinary action placed on culprits.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n23p1504


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