• Short Summary

    A special Islamic school in the Sudan provides Moslem students from all over Africa with the unique opportunity to have a free education in a comprehensive range of subjects.

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    GV PAN FROM Flags TO Islamic centre and PAN FROM Centre TO Students arriving (2 shots)
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    SV INTERIOR President Jaafar Nimeiri with official on his left arriving at Centre
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    SV Children singing and Nimeiri and officials listening (2 shots)
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    SV Students receiving graduation papers and book and shaking hands with Nimeiri (2 shots)
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    5.
    SV Minister seated listening to Nimeiri (3 shots)
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    Background: A special Islamic school in the Sudan provides Moslem students from all over Africa with the unique opportunity to have a free education in a comprehensive range of subjects. It also provides accommodation, meals, school uniform and pocket money without charge.

    SYNOPSIS: At the Islamic African Centre in Khartoum, the pupils study for scholarships in the Arabic language, Islamic religion and Islamic and Egyptian culture. They are also taught science, mathematics, the English and French languages and many other subjects.

    On Sunday (21 September), Sudanese President Jaafar Nimeiri arrived at the centre for a graduation ceremony and the presentation of school certificates to students who had successfully completed their courses.

    The centre is financed by several countries which include Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Morocco and Sudan.

    Sudan is the largest country in Africa, but it is also among the poorest. It provides free elementary and secondary education for its own children but only twenty per cent of the population have learned to read and write. There are almost forty-thousand teachers coping with the education of about 1???-million pupils in the country.

    President Nimeiri told the students the centre was an opportunity to like Africa with the Arab world. The Sudan, he said, would give every assistance to further this aim. The centre's successful candidates may be able to enter Islamic universities in Sudan, Egypt or Saudi Arabia. Those who fail will receive intensive training in teaching methods or technical training to held secure jobs when they return home.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5SU18NR79YE5261REZ9P4OZ67
    Media URN:
    VLVA5SU18NR79YE5261REZ9P4OZ67
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/09/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
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    N/A

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