The management of examination malpractice using blockchain technology.

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Sikuyuba, Mweemba
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The University of Zambia
The issue of post-examination malpractice is a significant concern in the educational sector, and it is good to see that efforts are being made to address this problem. Your proposed solution to use blockchain technology to prevent grade manipulation is an innovative approach that could have a positive impact on the integrity of the examination process. The respondents using questionnaires used the purposive sampling technique. Based on the conducted statistical analysis of the data collected from the respondents, who include, among others, IT administrators, software developers, data entry officers and selected chief markers to determine the effectiveness of the proposed model. The inferential part of the analysis, which dealt with hypothesis values for the P-value and the sample t-test, is also a common statistical method used to test the significance of the results. The result obtained through effort expectancy, t(91)=.031, p=.976 with a 95% level of significance, suggests that the null hypothesis was rejected, and an alternative accepted means that effort expectancy influenced the adoption of blockchain technology. The use of the SHA-256 hashing technique is a standard method of ensuring the integrity and authenticity of digital documents, and it can be used to create a unique digital signature for each document that is added to the blockchain. Overall, the proposed solution shows the potential of technology-based solutions to address issues related to the integrity of the examination process. Further research and testing are needed to determine the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed solution in practice.
Thesis of Master of Science in Computer Science