African Journal of
Educational Management, Teaching and Entrepreneurship Studies

  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2736-0261
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJEMATES
  • Start Year: 2020
  • Published Articles: 20

Article in Press

Examination Malpractices, Management Styles And Academic Performance: The Case Of The University Of Bamenda

Tayong Desmond Mimba

  •  Received: 21 August 2021
  •  Accepted: 23 November 2021
The main objective of this study is to investigate the relationship between examination malpractices, management styles and academic performance of students of the University of Bamenda. Research questions and hypotheses were stated and tested. The research made use of a descriptive research design while making use of the questionnaire to be able to obtain information from the respondents. A sample of 700 students were involved in the study selected using both the stratified and simple random sampling technics. The information collected from these respondents were analysed using STATA 14. The major findings of the study indicate that leakage and collusion have no relationship with the students’ academic performance in the University of Bamenda while there is a positive and significant relationship between the students’ academic performance and impersonation and a negative and significant relationship between copying and students’ academic performance. The study also revealed that the management styles do not mediate the relationship between examination malpractices and the academic performance of the students of the University of Bamenda. Level of education, program and copying are statistically significant at 1% while impersonation is significant at 5% level of significance. All the remaining variables that is collusion, sponsor, age, gender, leakage are not significant. Recommendations were given to help solve the problem of examination malpractices as the study was going to be beneficial to the school, the students and the society at large. :

Keywords: examination malpractices, management styles, student academic performance