The Prevalence of and Factors Contributing to Assessment Malpractice at the National University of Lesotho
This article draws its content from a study that investigated the prevalence of and factors contributing to assessment malpractice by students at the National University of Lesotho (NUL) during assessment activities. The study was carried out in response to a general outcry regarding malpractices that abound in all forms of assessments. The main objectives of the study were to investigate the following: the extent to which examination malpractice during assessment activities was a problem at the NUL. Data was collected through the use of questionnaires. Both quantitative and qualitative data were captured and analysed using computer programmes. The study has revealed that assessment malpractice is prevalent at the National University of Lesotho and that a number of factors are contributory to the situation.
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