President Julius Nyerere yesterday (Thursday) bestowed degrees on the first graduates from the newly independent University of Dar Es Salaam.
GV Nyerere arriving
SV Archbishop of Dar Es Salaam
LV Nzekela, University Council Chairman, speaking
TGV Graduates seated
SV Nyerere seated
LV Graduates shaking hands with Nyerere
CU Graduates & audience watching
GV Soldier shaking hands with Nyerere
GV PAN Graduates
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Background: President Julius Nyerere yesterday (Thursday) bestowed degrees on the first graduates from the newly independent University of Dar Es Salaam. It was previously a college of the East African University. The graduation ceremony was part of the nation-wide celebrations marking the 17th anniversary of the ruling Tanganyika African National Union. More than 500 students of the university received their degrees.
SYNOPSIS: In Tanzania, President Nyerere arrived for the first graduation ceremony to be held at the newly independent University of Dar Es Salaam on Thursday. The country's seat of higher learning was formed part of the East African University and its first graduation ceremony formed part of the celebrations marking the seventeenth anniversary of Tanzania's ruling party, the Tanganyika African National Union.
The President -- who received his university education in Scotland -- presented degrees, diplomas and certificates to more than five-hundred graduates and students in his capacity as chancellor of the university.
The two-thousand spectators included cabinet members, party leaders and members of parliament. The graduates had heard the chairman of the university council say that its first year of independent existence had been a great success.