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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Exam Ethics Marshals International is a global non-governmental, not-for-profit membership  organization of trained and certified ethics-friendly education stakeholders committed: to code of ethical  self-regulation and discipline in their duty posts; to unwavering insistence on best practices in their  spheres of operational and leadership influence; and to being models and mentors to pupils, students  and colleagues. The Movement stands on three legs: Exam Ethics Marshals; Exam Ethics Students and  Exam Ethics Friend and Partner Institutions.

The Marshal Movement is an outstanding success story in terms of mobilizing ethics-friendly education  stakeholders to volunteer, bond and work together to promote best practices in admission, teaching,  examination, certification, registration and regulation processes in education.

We need to do more to achieve the vision of planting chapters of Exam Ethics Marshals and Exam  Ethics  Student Clubs in every primary, secondary and tertiary education institution in the world. Visit  www.examethicstraining.com to train and  join.

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The Exam Ethics Manual is outlines the general, specific, comprehensive and imperative body of knowledge for promoting best practices in admission, teaching, examination, certification, registration and regulation processes in education; for combating exam malpractice and defending integrity of education. The philosophy, theory, fundamental beliefs, core values, rules of engagement, programmes and structures of the Exam Ethics Marshals Movement are profiled in the Manual; and arranged in ten chapters to empower stakeholders with necessary knowledge and skills to promote best practices and defend integrity of education.

The chapters cover: the challenge of exam malpractice; Exam Ethics Marshals response; role and responsibilities of critical stakeholders; technical and integrity skills for conduct of credible examinations; mentorship skills for raising students and pupils as transformational change agents; safe school compliance and empowerment skills; conflict management skills to prevent escalations, shutdowns and disruptions of academic calendars; leadership and management skills for Exam Ethics Marshals and other education stakeholders; abridged charter of education reform targets guide as compass for interventions; and short historical profile of the Exam Ethics Movement.

The rich content and high quality of the Manual, which serves as resource literature for Exam Ethics Marshals training, is part of the reason why Marshals are preferred candidates for education leadership and management positions, for administration and monitoring of credible examinations and for facilitation of competitive and bidding processes.




Since the publication of the first edition in 1996, this book has helped hundreds of thousands of students to perform better in examinations based on ethics compliant principles. It profiles the 20 exam ethics laws of excellence: the laws of success, failure, self-discovery, talents, destiny, positive thinking, planning, timing, discipline, hard work, revision, mentorship, research, final preparation, rubrics, compliance, healthy habits, safety, organization and prayers. It also common errors students commit in exams, and how to avoid such errors.

Impact assessment studies conducted in seven states in Nigeria that distributed the books confirm improved performance of students in examinations, improved compliance to examination ethics, and reduction in examination malpractice. The performance of students in examinations improved by 65% in pilot states while the exam malpractice index declined by 42% in terms of number of results cancelled for involvement in malpractice. 91% of students who used this book confirm that adherence to principles of exam ethics helped them to discover their talents and to experience contentment, fulfillment and happiness in their chosen careers.

The book is useful resource for teachers seeking to refocus their technique to ensure better performance of students in examinations. The high praise for the book by various State Governments that participated in the pilot programmes speak for themselves.




The Safe School Manual profiles comprehensive body of knowledge on protection, prevention, precautionary and mitigation best practices, protocols and measures against security risks, threats and vulnerabilities for educational institutions including: general concepts and principles of school security; security best practices for school administrators, regulators, principals, teachers; proprietors, parents and students. It outlines templates for school risk and threat assessment audit and emergency preparedness planning,

The Manual is a product of distillation of proceedings of series of summits conferences and workshops organized with the support and collaboration of security agencies and critical stakeholders including the Nigeria Police Force, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, National Emergency Management Agency, Federal Fire Service and Education Ministries and Institutions. The Manual is further enriched with additional knowledge contributed at Safe School Leadership Empowerment Conferences by the Nigerian Army and other stakeholders, making it the product of collective wisdom, experiences and know-how of the hundreds of security experts, professionals and education stakeholders that participated in the enabling summits, conferences and workshops. The Manual is the resource literature for the Safe School Empowerment Project (SASEP) being implemented by Exam Ethics Marshals International and Safe School Academy International.




Campus Sense is the early-warning anti-cult counseling and security guidebook for students, parents, educators and stakeholders. The book is arranged in three sections. Section one profiles the 17 prudential laws students must obey to successfully navigate and escape the dangers of cultism in school: law of myths, survival, recruitment, slangs, initiation, collateral sacrifice, renunciation, alter calls, responsive leadership, responsive parents, vigilante, political thuggery, felony, organization, experience, success and prayers.

Section two outlines warning signs of cultism in secondary and tertiary institutions and at family levels as well as effective monitoring, counseling and control tips and techniques parents and educators can deploy. The section also highlights critical stakeholder interventions as recommended by various Exam Ethics Consultative Conference of Education Leaders on Combating Campus Cultism which touched on imperatives of: leadership; security units of institutions; policy and administrative issues; education, orientation and enlightenment; information management systems; management of students’ affairs; infrastructure and facilities; and community vigilante. Section three provides overview of some general safe school best practices that facilitate the effort to successful combat campus cultism.

The book empowers students with information on the dangers of campus cults with a view to countering the myths and misinformation with which they are deceived into enlisting with the truth, facts and realities; and equips parents and educators with knowledge and insights for effective counseling of children and students on the dangers of cultism. Impact assessment of distribution of first three editions of the book confirm that students that read the book achieved 100% record in saying no to cultism and in graduating successfully and safely without incidents.




The Letter from Necropolis was written by former student cultist to his parents to warn his siblings not to experiment with campus cultism in order to avoid his horrible experience. The student recounted his near death experiences and blamed his father for failing to counsel him on the dangers of campus cults.

He recounted how he was introduced to Cultism in secondary school without his knowing; how he arrived university as cultist- designate based on his secondary school antecedents; his horrible cult initiation experience. He also told the story of how student cultists operated like criminal gangs, how they fought and died in cult wars like hypnotized zombies and of his renunciation experience.

He ended the letter by urging his father to make history by mobilizing leaders, educators, parents and stakeholders to rise and work together to end campus cultism, promote campus safety and the save lives of innocent students with fertile impressionable minds eager to question and experiment who get deceived into joining and becoming victims of cultism because of failure to equip and forewarn them with knowledge of the dangers.  





The Manual empowers hospitals and health practitioners with: frame works for risk, threat and vulnerability assessment and emergency preparedness planning; precautionary measures against kidnapping; movement, hotels and travel due diligence; staff verification and verification security due diligence; security leadership, policy-making, decision-making and communication best practices and protocols. It profiles preventive security skills with special focus on early resolution of conflicts to avoid escalation into security breaches.

The Manual is a distillation of proceedings of the 2018 Consultative Conference on Security of Medical and Health Practitioners. The perspectives, insights and recommendations of health sector associations, unions and regulatory agencies that collaborated in the implementation of the conference are presented in section two of the Manual.







Educational institutions need atmosphere of industrial harmony to progress. Conflicts and change are normal part of everyday life of all entities including educational institutions. Conflicts, if left unresolved, leads to hardening of positions, degenerates to industrial actions including protests and strikes, shutdowns, disruptions and elongation of academic calendars. The negative consequences include decline in teaching, learning and quality standards and increase in levels of examination malpractice and academic dishonesty.

It is therefore imperative that conflicts should be promptly addressed by educational leaders and administrators in order to nip them in the bud to prevent their escalation. This manual outlines conflict intervention best practices, insights, tools, models and insights. It enhances the knowledge of leaders and administrators on the nature, functions, resolution and management of conflicts and disputes.

It also enhances their skill and capacity for deployment of leadership, policy-making, decision-making, negotiation, mediation and communication strategies to effectively and successfully intervene in conflicts especially in seasons of change, resource scarcity and new social contracts.

The Manual, together with Conflict Intervention Skills for Leaders and CEOs and Conflict Intervention Strategies in Season of Change and Resource Scarcity (Proceedings of Africa Education Leaders and CEOs Fora on Conflict Resolution), constitutes the resource literature for Project Harmony. The project is the multi-stakeholder initiative coordinated by Exam Ethics Marshals International and Ethics Resource Centre to promote industrial harmony, build capacity and establish institutional mechanisms for prevention and early resolution of conflicts in educational institutions. 




This is the book of proceedings of National Capacity Building Conferences of Education Leaders and CEOs on conflict resolution skills in seasons of change, resource scarcity and new social contracts. Topics covered in the book include: Overview of Industrial Harmony for National Development and Undisrupted Academic Calendar; Negotiation, Bargaining, Mediation and Arbitration Skills; Leadership, Policy-Making, Decision-Making, Communication and Public Relations Skills; Establishment and Operations of Conflict Relation Centres in Higher Institutions.

The Conferences were organized by Ethics Resource Centre and Exam Ethics Marshals International under Nigeria’s Project Harmony for promoting industrial harmony in institutions to avoid escalation of conflicts, shutdown of institutions and disruptions of academic calendars.  With the support and facilitation of critical stakeholders including: Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment; Federal Ministry of Education; Nigeria Labour Congress; Trade Union Congress of Nigeria; Institute of Peace and Conflict Resolution; Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators; Nigeria Institute of Public Relations; National Commission for Colleges of Education; National Board for Technical Education; Nigeria Employers Consultative Association.





The book profiles education reforms that qualify candidates and incumbents for national, state, municipal and ward elections for support of education unions and associations that are members of Joint Education Stakeholders action coalition (JESAC). It outlines the irreducible minimum education reforms as presented in various JESAC Consultative Conferences by the Unions including:  Association of Primary School Head Teachers, All Nigerian Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools, Nigeria Union of Teachers, National Parent Teachers Association of Nigeria, National Parents Association of Federal Unity Secondary Schools, Academic Staff Union of Universities,Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union,Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics,Non Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnics, Senior Staff Union of Colleges of Education,Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities and Conference of Alumni Associations of Colleges of Education. The book serves as manual for assessment of education scorecard or manifesto of candidates and political parties the desire the support of education stakeholders.






This is the abridged version of Charter of Education Reforms which outlines education reforms compiled from Joint Education Stakeholders Action Coalition (JESAC) consultative conferences and education commissions, committees, conferences and panels. The abridged charter, which profiles 100 irreducible minimum education reforms to qualify incumbent and new candidates for JESAC support at national, state, municipal and ward elections, covers ten sub-sectors including: welfare, salaries, and pensions; infrastructure; municipal facilities; teaching and learning facilities; legislative, legal and policy frameworks; regulatory and inspectorate systems; leadership. ethics, integrity and best practices; industrial peace and harmony; safety and security; and funding.        

Education in Africa is faced with serious deep-rooted structural challenges that can only be resolved with bold, courageous, visionary and strategic leadership actions of marshal plan proportions and not by administrative fixes.Education stakeholders, organized under JESAC, have the population to elect ethics and education-friendly leaders that can commit the necessary leadership, political will, courage and financial resources to transform education. To do this, stakeholders must deploy their huge population to bond, campaign, work and vote together to vote in education-friendly leaders with record of performance or manifestos that align with charter of reforms.


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