Vol 5 No 1 (2018)

A Study of Proctors’ Involvement in National Examination Cheating: the Case of “Private College MBF Abobo” Exam Center

Lecturer at IREEP (Institute for Research, Experimentation and Education in Pedagogy) UFR SHS Université Félix Houphouët Boigny
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  • Proctors,
  • Cheating,
  • Baccalaureate,
  • Examination.


This research aimed at trying to understand why proctors, whose role and duty is normally to watch over candidates in order to prevent them from cheating, can suddenly become candidates’ protectors against official exam supervisors. Our investigations revealed that most secondary school teachers refuse to partake in exam proctoring because the government refuses to pay for it. Consequently most of those who eagerly accept to work for free are mostly secretaries, bookkeepers, primary school teachers, clerks etc. with terrible financial conditions. Being unable to partake in the grading of exam copies that would be their reward, they felt not to have another choice but accepting candidates’ financial offers and close their eyes on their cheating. For us, every work deserves payment, therefore, we recommended the government to reconsider the exam proctoring conditions in order to re-motivate secondary school teachers.


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