• Short Summary

    IN HIS SPEECH, THE PRESIDENT SPOKE OF PLANS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE COUNTRY'S ECONOMY AS WELL AS FUTURE PLANS FOR EDUCATION.

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    PRESIDENT GREETING STUDENTS; STUDENTS SEATED; PRESIDENT SPEAKING; SHOTS OF AUDIENCE, SPEECH BEING RECORDED; APPLAUSE.




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    Background: IN HIS SPEECH, THE PRESIDENT SPOKE OF PLANS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE COUNTRY'S ECONOMY AS WELL AS FUTURE PLANS FOR EDUCATION.

    THE PRESIDENT SPOKE FIRST ABOUT THE ECONOMY OF THE COUNTRY. IT IS INTENDED, HE TOLD THE AUDIENCE, TO BRING SENEGAL INTO AN INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY WITHOUT LOSING ITS BLACK-AFRICAN CHARACTER. IT IS HOPED TO RAISE THE PER CAPITA INCOME FROM 213 DOLLARS (UNDER GBP100) IN 1968, TO 600 DOLLARS (MUST OVER GBP200) IN THE YEAR 2000. THE PROGRAMME WILL MEAN RIGOROUS CONTROL OF FINANCES, AND EDUCATION.

    SPEAKING OF THE FORTHCOMING REFORM OF THE UNIVERSITY OF DAKAR AND OTHER SENEGALESE UNIVERSITIES, OTHER THAN THE USUAL UNIVERSITY SUBJECTS, SPECIALISED SUBJECTS WILL ALSO BE TAUGHT. THESE WILL BE ADVANCED MATHEMATICS AND LANGUAGES. A MATHEMATICAL RESEARCH CENTRE ON THE BASIS OF ASSISTANCE TO BE OBTAINED FROM FRANCE, BELGIUM AND CANADA WILL BE SET UP.

    PLACES WILL BE RESERVED FOR STUDENTS OF THE SENEGAL RIVER STATES ORGANISATION AND OF THE WEST AFRICAN SUDAN AND SAHARA COUNTRIES.

    ALL SCHOOLS WILL TEACH FRENCH, THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE; AND THERE WILL BE AN ACCENT ON ECONOMICS TEACHING, TO WHICH EFFECT, A FACULTY OF ECONOMIC SCIENCES AND AN ECONOMICS RESEARCH INSTITUTE WILL BE CREATED.

    ON THE SUBJECT OF STUDENT ORGANISATIONS, THE PRESIDENT ASKED THE UPS STUDENTS TO FORM TOGETHER WITH OTHER STUDENTS TO CREATE A NATIONAL UNION COMPRISING ALL SENEGALESE STUDENTS. "THIS ONE WILL THEN BE THE ONLY ONE QUALIFIED TO BE THE OFFICIAL SPOKESMAN FOR THE STUDENTS OF SENEGAL," HE SAID.

    LATER THE EDUCATION MINISTER ANNOUNCED THAT DIPLOMAS IN SENEGAL UNIVERSITIES WILL BE NO LONGER EQUIVALENT TO THOSE IN FRANCE. THEY WILL BE IDENTICAL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAJR8X58ZRQ7WQRPMXOBPKXNCR
    Media URN:
    VLVAJR8X58ZRQ7WQRPMXOBPKXNCR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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