Measurement, which is a key aspect of living has not only brought about healthy competition, but in most cases conflict. Measurement has brought conflict because it implies comparision. Comparision between the ugly and beautiful; between black and white, between man and women, between the dull and the clever; between the rich and the poor.
It is therefore, not suprising that measurement has also been applied to the education system of the world. In this connection, the recent reaction by the vice chancelor of Gulu University that his University has slipped in world ranking points to the issues connected with measurement. So what is the explanaton for this? Is it information technology or the evils of measurement?