Education News Archive - October 18, 2006

By Omolewa, Michael This essay discusses how examinations were used as an "adaptation strategy" beginning in 1910 when British examinations boards were invited to assist with the conduct of secondary school examinations in colonial territories in Africa.


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Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.