Examination Systems in Small States

Comparative Perspectives on Policies, Models and Operations

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This publication is based on the content of a panCommonwealth workshop in Barbados in 1996. Participants looked at issues such as: personnel and infrastructure; international recognition and national priorities; innovative ways of testing; using technology to improve efficiency. Examination Systems in Small States deals with the provision of examinations in small states. It presents a conceptual framework and discusses models for the administration and provision of examinations at the end of the secondary cycle.



West African Examinations Council

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) was created in 1952 to serve the Gold Coast (present-day Ghana), Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and The Gambia. Liberia became the fifth member in 1974. This chapter presents aspects of the history and operation of WAEC, particularly from the perspective of its smallest member, The Gambia.


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