Forty specialists from eighteen Commonwealth countries are meeting in Accra this week (12-16 March) to discuss ways of improving public examination systems.
GV EXT. Council offices, Ghana
SV Delegates enter building (2 shots
CU Sign "The West African Examination Council"
GV INT. Col. Nkegbe & party onto platform
SV PAN Australian & UK, Fiji & Gambian delegates
GV Nkegbe makes opening speech (2 shots)
SV Nigerian delegate
SV Singapore and Sierra Leone ditto
SV Nkegbe speaking
SV Delegates from Zambia
GV Delegates applaud
Exterior Conference Hall;' delegates arriving; listening and applauding; Lt-Col. Nkegbe speaking.
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Background: Forty specialists from eighteen Commonwealth countries are meeting in Accra this week (12-16 March) to discuss ways of improving public examination systems.
The seminar, which was opened by Ghana's Commissioner for Education, Lt-Col P.K.Nkegbe, was organized jointly by the West African Examinations Council and the Commonwealth Secretariat. Financial support came from the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Co-operation.
The participants were to assess the role and organisation of examination bodies in relation to the rapid expansion in education and the number of candidates sitting public examinations. They were to discuss the various needs in training teachers and examiners, the exchange of information and personnel, and greater co-operation to improve techniques of assessment of examinees.