President Mobutu Sese Seko met some of Zaire's best young civil servants when he attended the graduation ceremony for 119 students at the Makanda Kabobi Institute in Kingshasa on Saturday (5 October).
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MOBUTU ARRIVES BY CAR: REVIEWING TROOPS: HANDING OUT CERTIFICATE STUDENTS APPLAUD.
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Background: President Mobutu Sese Seko met some of Zaire's best young civil servants when he attended the graduation ceremony for 119 students at the Makanda Kabobi Institute in Kingshasa on Saturday (5 October).
The students were all young civil servants who had completed a seven-week course and had passed promotional examinations. To mark their success, President Mobutu personally handed each student a certificate an a medal.
The course which the students had attended was named the Mobutu Sese Seko session. It was the first of its kind to be held and its purpose was to study the teachings of President Mobutu.
The President was welcomed to the Institute by the director, Mr. Mpinga Kasenda, who later told the students that the purpose of their studies had been to bring them closer to the thinking of the President.