chapter  7
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Examination systems in Africa

ByThomas Kellaghan 98

The educational systems are similar in a number of ways. First, all have expanded rapidly in recent years. This is partly because of population growth but is also due to a commitment in the countries following independence to provide education both for economic and social reasons. An indication of the extent of growth involved can be seen in the fact that over the last twenty years, taking Africa as a whole, over fifty million new pupils enrolled in school; however, it is expected that in the next twenty years, almost 110 million new students will become eligible for enrolment (Windham 1986).