Solution to examination malpractice in a digital age

Formal education is for everyone but not all are fit for it. This reason defines the continual process of having new students pass through series of check points before the competent ones are chosen for admission. However, a lot of activities are now doctored so much that “merit” as a watch word is thrown to the background and examination malpractice has become the order of the day.

Being in a digital age has become more favourable than we ever thought. Technology has provided flexible computerized solutions to solve various issues bothering on education and one of them is a solution to examination malpractice. A thousand lists of project topics for computer science research work may not be enough to solve this academic issue but implementing an intelligent digital solution is a better way institutions can attain a standard.

So what are possible solutions for examination malpractice in a digital age?

Implementing a computerized entrance examination system  

Young people are native to technology; this implies that if you do not use it for them, they will use it against you. The earliest procedure of managing this kind of students is by conducting entrance examination through a computerized entrance examination system.

Such solution prohibits the intending students from dubbing contents from their mates and leaves each person with a personal set of questions. Infact, students will have to answer questions with time… and lots of other features.  This remedy for examination malpractice enforces discipline among the students and urges them to prepare well for the examination.

Make the number of students manageable

Instead of being more concerned about large numbers, try aiming for standard. The manageable number of students inspires the implementation of such intelligent digital system. Also recall that, the lower the number of candidates, the higher the chances of implementing such system.


Making the examination questions successive in nature

Another form of examination malpractice could be manipulating a question to fit a doctored answer. To deal with this, a digital system that provides the next questions after the initial question is answered correctly is necessary. This simply means that students cannot assess the next question if they do not answer the current question correctly.

By implementing such system, students are sure to view their results immediately they click the submit button. Moreso, chances of having their result manipulated by a syndicate is limited.

Integrating a facial recognition system

A facial recognition system embedded into each of the computer system is a solution for impersonation specifically. This simply implies that, the same face used for registration is the same that is required during the examination and will be used during certification.

Although implementing such intelligent system for a considerable number of students may be cost intensive, it has become really necessary in our education system. New tactics emerge as the day unfolds and embracing the flexibility of technology is a handy solution.


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