Teachers, teaching, profession, professional misconduct, pupil, student, educational system, ethics, Fadipe, Ogunsanya, discipline
Teaching is regarded as a noble career just as teachers are considered as role models to pupils and students. These days, a lot of professional misconducts could be noticed among teachers. Many teachers are now disillusioned, lazy, uncommitted, and unpatriotic. This paper is an examination of the misconducts observable among teachers, such as: immoral relationship with female pupils/students, involvement in examination malpractices, extortion of money from pupils/students, poor records keeping, involvement in commercial activities within and outside school, which have eroded the confidence reposed in them by government, parents, and other education stakeholders. To redeem the lost confidence, re-orientation of teachers, improvement in their conditions of service, among other measures, are recommended.
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[...] ‘Examination malpractice' is thus an examination that fails to conform to the norms, that is, examination that not properly conducted. It is a fact that teachers are major stakeholder in the conduct of examination. Before examination can be conducted in school, teacher must be involved. Examination malpractice has however become demon with more than a thousand faces'. This is because, the more an attempt is made to curb it, the more it spreads like ‘harmattan fire' (Adeyemi and Ige, 2002). Teachers have been one of the ‘dramatis personae' in the perpetration of examination malpractices menace. [...]
[...] Suggestions towards curtailing these practices and raising the status of teaching are raised. Schools' administrators are advised to keep on their toes, double their efforts, to achieve these feats. References Adelusi R.A. (1998, 10th-12th February). Moral, Social and Legal Approaches to Solving the Problem of Examination Malpractices in Nigeria. Paper delivered at the workshop on Examination Malpractice, organized by Ondo State Ministry of Education, Akure, Nigeria Adeyemi J.A., & Ige, A.M. (2002).Examination malpractices in Nigerian educational system: Causes, effects and the way out. Journal of Clinical and Counseling Psychology, Ajayi, T. [...]
[...] - Be loyal to the school, the head of the school as well as their colleagues. - Live within their means to avoid financial embarrassment. - Recognize and respect the authority of the head - Accept responsibilities, which the head delegates to them and also discharge these to the best of their ability. - Be punctual in school and classes - Keep confidential school's matters secret - Participate in school's activities - Avoid making defamatory statements or comments about fellow teachers, head of school, pupils/students, or members of general public. [...]
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