• Short Summary

    THE SEVENTH BIENNIAL CONFERENCE OF THE WEST AFRICAN SCIENCE ASSOCIATION OPENED ON TUESDAY (31 MARCH) AT THE UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN IN NIGERIA.

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    THE SEVENTH BIENNIAL CONFERENCE OF THE WEST AFRICAN SCIENCE ASSOCIATION OPENED ON TUESDAY (31 MARCH) AT THE UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN IN NIGERIA.

    THE FORMAL OPENING CEREMONY WAS PERFORMED BY THE MILITARY GOVERNOR OF THE WESTERN STATE BRIGADIER ADEBAYO WHO REPRESENTED GENERAL GOWON. IN A GOODWILL MESSAGE, READ BY BRIG. ADEBAYO, GENERAL GOWON CALLED FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SCIENCE IN AFRICA IN ORDER TO SOLVE THE PROBLEMS OF POVERTY, DISEASE, AND IGNORANCE OF THE CONTINENT.

    ABOUT 300 SCIENTISTS FROM NIGERIA, GHANA, IVORY COAST, SIERRA LEONE, THE CAMEROUNS, SENEGAL, UPPER VOLTA, GREAT BRITAIN, AND WEST GERMANY ARE TAKING PART IN THE CONFERENCE WHICH ENDS ON APRIL 4. THEY HEARD ADDRESSES FROM A NUMBER OF EMINENT SCIENTISTS INCLUDING PROFESSOR ADEOYE LAMBO, THE VICE CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN.

    THE PRIME AIM OF THE MEETING IS TO PROMOTE ALL ASPECTS OF SCIENCE DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA AND ESPECIALLY IN WEST AFRICA. AMONG THE GUESTS WAS THE BRITISH DEPUTY HIGH COMMISSIONER MR. SMALLWOOD AND MR. ODELOLA, THE OAU REPRESENTATIVE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2UP4IFOPFPNAOOI0PKCHPWXPH
    Media URN:
    VLVA2UP4IFOPFPNAOOI0PKCHPWXPH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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