Using Control Mechanism as a Panacea to Curtail Fraud in Large Scale Assessment: Case of Nigeria Public Examination (a share model)

Using Control Mechanism as a Panacea to Curtail Fraud in Large Scale Assessment: Case of Nigeria Public Examination (a share model)

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Using Control Mechanism as a Panacea to Curtail Fraud in Large Scale Assessment: Case of Nigeria Public Examination (a share model)

Control mechanisms are guidelines, structures and procedures put in place by an examining body for the running of its operations with a view to checkmate excesses, ensure quality, sustain credibility, foster equity and facilitate efficiency. Control measures remain the only feasibly tool in the hand of public examinations to restore sanctity and promote credibility, considering the complexities of administering public examinations. The present control mechanisms in Nigeria public examinations have prove moderately efficient, however, emergent of technological advancement has put more threat in the conduct of large scale assessment, hence the need to over’, haul the existing control mechanisms to meet up with current reality. This paper will not only look at the present control mechanisms in Nigeria public examinations (JAMB, NABTEB, NECO and WAEC) it will elucidate the relevance of control mechanism on public examinations which will consequently allow other examination authorities to evaluate their own processes. It also highlights the various ways forward in overhauling the present structure. ,

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