GSM TECHNOLOGY AND E-CHEATING IN THE NIGERIAN HIGHER INSTITUTIONS: A CASE OF AKWA IBOM STATE POLYTECHNIC, IKOT OSURUA IN IKOT EKPENE, NIGERIA
Jimmy, G. O.
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
As important as the GSM technology is, it has a negative effect in the educational sector and this negative effect is of great concern. Most higher institutions in Nigeria and other countries of the world are waging war against examination malpractice. Yet the perpetrators or the cheats tend to device new methods to continue their game through cell-phones technology and computers. Described as E-cheating the cell phone technology is providing students a smart way to beat the best effort of stakeholders to stamp out the menace. This research aimed primarily at examining the GSM technology and E-cheating in the Nigerian educational system. It also examined the various ways in which cell phones are employed to cheat in examinations and research works. The study therefore concluded that cheating is a monster that deprives a student's self-confidence and natural sense of fulfillment. With this inclination, the study advocates among others that maintaining a manageable class size and putting a stop to carrying cell phone to examination halls as some of the ways of stemming out e-cheating among students.