• Short Summary

    THE FEDERAL MILITARY RULER OF NIGERIA, MAJOR-GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON, YESTERDAY (MONDAY) OPENED THE FOURTH COMMONWEALTH EDUCATION CONFERENCE IN THE CAPITAL OF LAGOS.

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    NATIONAL FLAGS FLYING; CONFERENCE HALL; GENERAL GOWON'S MOTORCADE ARRIVES; MR. ARNOLD SMITH WAITS TO GREET; GREETINGS; DELEGATES SEATED; NIGERIAN DELEGATES; NEW ZEALAND; GENERAL GOWON SPEAKS (SOF); GHANA DELEGATION (SOF ENDS).



    TRANSCRIPT: GOWON: "EDUCATION AS A FACTOR IN PROMOTING ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL PROGRESS IS TODAY UNIVERSALLY RECOGNISED AS A KEY PRINCIPLE IN THE ECONOMICS OF DEVELOPMENT. I THINK WE CAN JUSTLY CLAIM THAT THE COMMONWEALTH, IN ONE OF ITS ORGANS OF INTER-GOVERNMENTAL CO-OPERATION, WAS AMONG THE EARLIEST PROPONENTS OF THE IDEA OF EDUCATION AS A MEANS OF PROMOTING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.




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    Background: THE FEDERAL MILITARY RULER OF NIGERIA, MAJOR-GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON, YESTERDAY (MONDAY) OPENED THE FOURTH COMMONWEALTH EDUCATION CONFERENCE IN THE CAPITAL OF LAGOS. MORE THAN 200 DELEGATES FROM 27 COMMONWEALTH STATES ARE ATTENDING THE 13-DAY MEETING IN NIGERIA'S PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS.

    THE CONFERENCE WILL GIVE SERIOUS CONSIDERATION TO THE NEW EDUCATIONAL PROBLEMS OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, AND WILL REVIEW THE EIGHT YEARS OF EDUCATIONAL CO-OPERATION. IT IS EXPECTED TO LOOK AT THE PLANNING OF TEACHING CURRICULA, TO DISCUSS THE INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF RESEARCH PROJECTS FOR STUDENTS FROM DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, AND WILL ALSO HEAR A REPORT ON THE OPERATION OF A COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP PLAN UNDER WHICH MEMBER COUNTRIES EXCHANGED UNIVERSITY STUDENTS.

    DELEGATES INCLUDE THOSE FROM BOTSWANA, THE CARIBBEAN STATES, GAMBIA, ZAMBIA, GHANA, GUYANA, KENYA, INDIA, MALAWI, MALAYSIA, MALTA, MAURITIUS, NIGERIA, PAKISTAN, SIERRA LEONE, TANZANIA, AND UGANDA. ALSO THERE IS COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY-GENERAL, MR. ARNOLD SMITH.

    THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXCERPT FROM MAJOR-GENERAL GOWAN'S OPENING ADDRESS:

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    Film ID:
    VLVAESDHH2I9ZGISBJ631Q63LPCXI
    Media URN:
    VLVAESDHH2I9ZGISBJ631Q63LPCXI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
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    /
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    N/A

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