Exam Ethics Marshals International

Ike Onyechere, MFR . Founding Chairman EEMI

Founded: 1996

Category: Non-Governmental, not-for-profit, membership organization.

Countries of operation: Worldwide.

Country of origin: Nigeria

Founded by: Ike Onyechere, MFR

Known for: Promoting ethics, integrity and best practices in education




The specific mission of EEMI is to inspire ethics-friendly education stakeholders to bond and work individually and collectively as army of Exam Ethics Marshals, Students, and Institutions to promote ethics, integrity and best practices in education and combat exam malpractice, academic dishonesty and corruption in education.



The Movement was founded on the vision of facilitating education systems capable of producing citizens, professionals and workforce with character to shun corruption and learning and capacity to deliver transformation.




Exam Ethics Marshals International (EEMI), started as Exam Ethics Project, was founded in Nigeria in 1996 by Ike Onyechere, MFR, in response to the need to inspire ethics-friendly education stakeholders to bond and work together to promote best practices in education and facilitate quality education systems capable of producing citizens with character, learning and capacity to deliver transformation.


Exam Ethics Students are also required to lead by example in terms of commitment to excelling in exams to discover their talents based on ethics compliant principles.


Concept of Exam Ethics.

Examination ethics is the respect for the rules, regulations, codes of conduct and moral principles governing examination, assessment and evaluating systems in education and other competitive endeavors.  


Exam Ethics is the opposite of examination malpractice, which is any act of omission or commission which compromises the validity of any examination, assessment or evaluation system in education and any other competitive endeavor.  


Philosophy of Exam Ethics Movement.

The philosophical foundation of the Exam Ethics Movement is hinged on the Exam Ethics Theory of Success and Exam Malpractice Theory of Failure.


Exam Ethics Theory of Success holds that: Exam Ethics promotes success by promoting ethical values, competence and competitive advantage.




Exam Malpractice Theory of Failure holds that: Exam malpractice promotes failure by promoting corruption, incompetency and competitive disadvantage.


The exam ethics theory of success and exam malpractice theory of failure hold true for individuals, institutions, companies, organizations, states, regions and nations.


Fundamental Belief.

The fundamental belief of the Movement is that unless and until the moral foundation of education is rebuilt and strengthened, all other efforts aimed at combating corruption, promoting moral and ethical values, socio-economic development, good governance and good leadership will not achieve sustainable success. And unless the integrity of education is successfully defended in any institution, that institution will fall short of being a center of excellence for breeding ethics-friendly leaders of tomorrow. 


Core Values.

The six core values of Exam Ethics Marshals Movement include: Ethics, Truth,  Honor, Integrity, Credibility and Sustainability.


Core Doctrine

The core doctrine of the Exam Ethics Marshal Movement since 1996 has been “it starts with me”. The most important contribution of the Marshal is to adhere strictly to the code of ethical self-regulation and discipline in his or her duty post. Only then can the Marshal summon the moral authority to insist on best practices from other stakeholders as well as act as a model and mentor to pupils and students. The Marshal Movement is, first and foremost, about what you are doing, what I am doing as a Marshal.



Exam Ethics has four operational structures to ensure sustenance of the campaign in educational institutions: Exam Ethics Patrons; Exam Ethics Marshals; Exam Ethics Students; and Exam Ethics Friend and Partner Institutions.


Exam Ethics Patrons

Exam Ethics Patrons are leaders and models of ethics and integrity who provide support and facilitation towards achievement of the vision and mission of the movement. Ethics-friendly heads of governments, education ministries and agencies and CEOs of tertiary institutions are among the most important categories of patrons in terms of institutionalization and sustenance of the campaign. They provide support, facilitation and sponsorship towards establishment of chapters of Exam Ethics Marshals and Students in friends and partner institutions.


Exam Ethics Marshals

Exam Ethics Marshals are education stakeholder committed to code of ethical self- regulation and discipline in their duty posts; to unwavering insistence on best practices in spheres of operational and leadership influence; and to being model and mentor to pupils and students. Chapters of Exam Ethics Marshals are operational in many educational institutions across Africa and in formation in many others. Marshals are in four categories recognize levels of training, experience and contributions including: Designates; Marshals; Master Marshals; and Chief Master Marshals.


Exam Ethics Students

Exam Ethics Students are students who commit to principles, philosophy, doctrine and core values of Exam Ethics Marshals Movement; to working hard to excel in exams based on exam ethics compliant principles; and without recourse to exam malpractice. Exam Ethics Students also shun campus cultism and comply with safe school protocols.  Chapters of Exam Ethics Students Club, facilitated by Exam Ethics Marshals, are also operational in many institutions across Africa.


Exam Ethics Friend and Partner Institutions.

Institutions that facilitate the establishment and operations of chapters of Exam Ethics Marshals and Exam Ethics Clubs are certified as Friend and Partner institutions.






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