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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
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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