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Examination Malpractices

Definition
Examination malpractice shall be defined as all forms of cheating which directly or indirectly falsify the ability of the students. Outside an examination hal and any involvement in all illegal examination-related offences.
Forms of cheatin are categorized as follows:


A.      Cheating within an examination Hall/Room
1.       Coping from one-another/exchanging questions/answers sheets.
2.       Bringing in prepared answers, coping from textbooks, notebooks, laboratory specimens or other instructional aids smuggled into the examination hall.
3.       Collaboration with an invigilator/lecturer where it involves the lecturer proving written/oral answers to a student in the examination hall.
4.       Oral/written communication between/amongst students.
5.       Bringing in prepared answers written or oral from any person(s) outside an examination hall.
6.       Receiving information whether written or oral from any person(s) outside an examination hall.
7.       Refusal to stop writing at the end of the examination
8.       Impersonation
9.       Non-submission of answers scripts from the examination hall.
10.     Illegal removal of answer scripts from the examination hall.
11.     Coping laboratory and field work reports and or term papers of others.
12.     Manipulation of registration forms in order to sit for an examination for which the student is not qualified
13.     Sitting for an examination for which the student is not qualified as a result of manipulation of registration forms.
14.     Colluding with a medical doctor in order to obtain an excused duty/medical certificate on grounds of feigning illness.
 
Cheating outside the examination hall/room
  1. Plagiarism is a form examination malpractice and should be investigated and punished. Plagiarism is the use of another person’s work without appropriate acknowledgement both in the next and in the references at the end.
  2. Colluding with a member of staff or any other person to obtain or on his own initiative obtaining set questions or answers before hand.
  3. Colluding with a member of staff or any other person to modify or on his/her own initiative modifying students
  4. Colluding with a member of staff or any other person in order to submit a new prepared answer script as a substitute for the original script after an examination
  5. Writing of projects, laboratory and/or field reports on behalf of a student by a member of staff.
  6. Soliciting for help after an examination.
  7. Secretly breaking into staff office or departmental office in order to obtain question papers, answer scripts or marks sheets, or substituting a fresh answer script or the original script.

Refusing to co-operate with the Faculty Investigating Panel or the Senate Committee on Examinations Malpractices in the investigation of alleged examination malpractices.

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