1.EXAM ETHICS MANUAL
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.
2.EXAM ETHICS EXCEL GUIDEBOOK FOR STUDENTS.
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.
3.SAFE SCHOOL MANUAL
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.
5. LETTER FROM NECROPOLIS: WARN THEM AGAINST CAMPUS CULTS, DAD.
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.
6. MEDICAL AND HEALTH PRACTITIONERS SECURITY MANUAL
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.
7. CONFLICT INTERVENTION BEST PRACTICES TRAINING 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.
8. CONFLICT RESOLUTION SKILLS FOR EDUCATION LEADERS IN SEASONS OF CHANGE, RESOURCE SCARCITY AND NEW SOCIAL CONTACTS.
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.
9. CHARTER OF EDUCATION REFORMS.
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.
10. ABRIDGED CHARTER OF EDUCATION REFORMS
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.