An Assessment of Ethics and Code of Conduct: Compliance in Secondary Institutions in NigeriaJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 8)
Publication Date: 2021-08-05
Authors : Kehinde Charles Akinwarere;
Page : 123-128
Keywords : Compliance; Educational Assessment; Professional Code of Ethics; Code of Conduct and Teachers;
This research investigates the professional code of ethics and conduct in Educational assessment in Nigeria secondary schools. This is to rework the behavior of the members within the teaching profession in which ethics help to keep up law and order in schools. The purpose is to examine the major professional code of ethics and conduct of the teaching profession in secondary school. The study used a survey research design, the study consisted of a sample of 200 respondents, and the study also used simple random sampling techniques in selecting the sample for the study. The questionnaire was used to collect data from the respondents. The Cronbach alpha reliability coefficient was 0.7. The data collected were analyzed using SPSS software. The result in hypothesis 1 showed that [t (198) = 0.82; pgreater than0.05]; The result in hypothesis 2 showed that [t (2, 247) = 0.362; pgreater than0.05]; hypothesis 3 showed that [t (198) = 1.55; pgreater than0.05]; and hypothesis 4 showed that [t (198) = 1.19; pgreater than0.05]. Consequent upon these, the causes attributed to the inability of the management to enforce code of ethics through continuous professional development and ethics training, and the solutions proposed. Its main interest is to effect compliance with the code of ethics and conducts among teachers in secondary schools and to encourage teachers to reflect on the professional development of ethics they have acquired through training. Based on the findings, it was concluded that effective compliance with the code of ethics and conduct among teachers in secondary schools in the anecdotal record of the training acquired. It was recommended among others that compliance with the code of conduct and ethics ensure that Institutions promote an environment of academic integrity in strengthening public trust in their effectiveness and ethics in steering forward the sustainability of the educational development, teaching, and learning outcome.
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