The West African Examinations Council (1952-2002)

The West African Examinations Council (1952-2002)

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Gle, a chief priest, abandons his role as custodian and defender of age-old customs to fight voluntarily on the side of the British in the Second World War. When the war ends, Gle and his fellow African soldiers do not receive their promised rewards. But they do not return peacefully to their homesteads or reassume their traditional values. Politicised by their role in the foreign conflicts they join together and march in protest to present a petition to the Governor of the Gold Coast (now Ghana), in an act of self-determination. The colonial forces respond with fire; soldiers are shot dead. The angry protesters descend into Accra and loot the shops, in what became the famous looting of 28 February 1948, and would mark the beginning of Ghana's fight for independence from Britain.carrying the question papers from the UK by-passed Tema where it should have docked first and went to join the queue ... Examinations in a few subjects had to be postponed.18 This problem of transport and communication was compounded by lack of accommodation. ... N3.200 and N4, 000 for the entry form.24 Another problem in 1975 was that the quantity of the question papers was underestimated .

Title:The West African Examinations Council (1952-2002)
Author:Francis Agbodeka
Publisher:Woeli Pub Serv - 2002-01


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