• Short Summary

    IT WAS BACK TO SCHOOL FOR TENS OF THOUSANDS OF SOUTH VIETNAMESE CHILDREN YESTERDAY (MONDAY) AFTER A TWO-MONTH UNSCHEDULED HOLIDAY FORCED BY THE VIET CONG NEW YEAR OFFENSIVE.

  • Description

    IT WAS BACK TO SCHOOL FOR TENS OF THOUSANDS OF SOUTH VIETNAMESE CHILDREN YESTERDAY (MONDAY) AFTER A TWO-MONTH UNSCHEDULED HOLIDAY FORCED BY THE VIET CONG NEW YEAR OFFENSIVE.

    NEARLY ALL THE SCHOOLS IN THE COUNTRY WERE CLOSED WHILE THE FIGHTING WAS GOING ON AND MOST SCHOOL BUILDING WERE TURNED INTO REFUGEE CENTRES FOR THOSE MADE HOMELESS OR TEMPORARILY SEEKING REFUGEE.

    ONE SUCH SCHOOL IN CHOLON, THE PREDOMINANTLY CHINESE AREA OF SAIGON, WAS NO EXCEPTION. AS CHILDREN RETURNED THERE TO CONTINUE THEIR EDUCATION OTHERS, LESS FORTUNATE, CONTINUED THE BUSINESS OF EXISTING IN A PART OF THE BUILDING GIVEN OVER TO REFUGEES.

    BECAUSE OF THE BAD EFFECT ON THE EDUCATION PROGRAMME - ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE CHILDREN DUE TO TAKE PUBLIC EXAMINATIONS THIS YEAR - THE SUMMER TERM IS EXPECTED TO BE EXTENDED ABOUT A MONTH AND THE EXAMINATIONS POSTPONED.

    OFFICIALS SAY THEY HOPE MOST SECONDARY SCHOOLS AND MANY PRIMARY SCHOOLS WILL OPEN THIS WEEK.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2FU7CUJVPKBQAGD2H26VV1X24
    Media URN:
    VLVA2FU7CUJVPKBQAGD2H26VV1X24
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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