• Short Summary

    AS RECONSTRUCTION WORK CONTINUES IN WAR-RAVAGED AREAS OF NIGERIA, A MAJOR UNIVERSITY IN THE FORMER SECESSIONIST REGION HAS ANNOUNCED IT WILL RE-OPEN LATER THIS MONTH (MARCH).

  • Description

    1.
    GV WORKERS CLEARING BUSHES ON CAMPUS (SILENT)
    0.04

    2.
    CU SIGN ON BUILDING "INSTITUTE OF AFRICAN STUDIES" (SILENT)
    0.09

    3.
    LV LIBRARY BUILDING
    0.14

    4.
    CU MR IKE, SOUND ON FILM STARTS -- MR IKE'S VOICE CONTINUED OVER FOLLOWING SCENES
    0.27

    5.
    CU UNIVERSITY COAT OF ARMS
    0.32

    6.
    SV MAN PUTTING BOOKS ON SHELVES IN LIBRARY
    0.38

    7.
    SV WOMAN ENTERS LIBRARY WITH BOOKS
    0.43

    8.
    CU PAN..BOOKS ON SHELVES
    0.49

    9.
    LV STUDENTS CLEARING UP PAPERS ON FLOOR (2 SHOTS)
    1.09

    10.
    SV WORKERS SEARCHING INDEX CARDS
    1.08

    11.
    SV SIGN OF "SCIENCE OF TECHNOLOGY"
    1.12

    12.
    SV STUDENT ON BIKE WITH BOOKS
    1.18

    13.
    GV BUILDING
    1.23

    14.
    CU SIGN "FACULTY OF SCIENCE"
    1.26

    15.
    GV PAN..OF CAMPUS
    1.34

    16.
    LV WORKERS CLEARING GROUND
    1.39

    17.
    GV BUILDING
    1.44

    18.
    LV DAMAGED BUILDING
    1.48

    19.
    TRAVEL SHOT..BUILDING
    1.55


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 4: MR IKE: "A NUMBER OF BUILDINGS WERE DAMAGED AND ALL THE OTHER BUILDINGS THAT WERE LEFT THAT ARE STANDING DIDN'T HAVE ANY FURNITURE OR EQUIPMENT AND MANY OF THEM HAVE LOST ALL THEIR FIXTURES, SO BEFORE THE STUDENTS COME IN WE WANT TO CONSTRUCT SOME EMERGENCY CLASSROOMS AND LABORATORY FURNITURE...WE WANT TO REPAIR SOME OF THE DAMAGE TO THE BUILDINGS AND ALSO WE WANT TO TRY AND SEE HOW MUCH EQUIPMENT AND BOOKS WE CAN FIND FROM DIFFERENT SOURCES. SO WE ARE TRYING TO DO ALL THESE THINGS -- SOME STUDENT VOLUNTEERS ARE ALREADY ON BOTH CAMPUSES, HELPING WITH THE CLEANING UP. WE HAVE CONDUCTED A PRELIMINARY REGISTRATION OF STUDENTS -- NEARLY 2000 STUDENTS HAVE NOW REGISTERED AND THESE WERE NEARLY ALL WITH US WHEN THE WAR BROKE OUT. WE WANT TO START WITH THEM AND ADD OTHER STUDENTS IN OCTOBER, AND ALREADY OVER 200 OF OUR ACADEMIC AND OTHER SENIOR STAFF HAVE ALSO REGISTERED AND WE RECEIVED AT LEAST ONE INQUIRY FROM AN EXPATRIATE MEMBER OF STAFF WHO'S ANXIOUS TO GET BACK TO JOIN US AS SOON AS WE ASK HIM TO DO SO. WE RECKON THAT WE WOULD NEED AT LEAST FIVE MILLION POUNDS TO GET THE CAMPUS BACK TO WHAT IT WAS BEFORE THE WAR BROKE OUT. IN FACT IT'S LIKELY TO COST MORE THAN THAT, BUT WE RECKON THAT IT WILL REQUIRE AT LEAST FIVE MILLION POUNDS. WE BELIEVE MANY OF OUR PROBLEMS WOULD HAVE BEEN SOLVED, BUT WE NEED TO GET BACK THE GOOD WILL, WHICH WE HAVE FROM OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY, AND ALSO WE HOPE THAT THE OVERSEAS BODIES WHICH GAVE US A LOT OF SUPPORT WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT US".




    Initials AF/VS/JH/ES


    EDITORS: MR IKE IS IN PICTURE FOR FIRST 8 FEET OF INTERVIEW PICTURES OF UNIVERSITY OVERLAP REST OF INTERVIEW.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: AS RECONSTRUCTION WORK CONTINUES IN WAR-RAVAGED AREAS OF NIGERIA, A MAJOR UNIVERSITY IN THE FORMER SECESSIONIST REGION HAS ANNOUNCED IT WILL RE-OPEN LATER THIS MONTH (MARCH).

    THE UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA (NUSKKA) AT ENUGU WILL RE-OPEN TO STUDENTS ON MARCH 20TH AFTER BEING CLOSED DURING THE NATION'S CIVIL WAR.

    THE UNIVERSITY REGISTRAR, MR IKE, SAID STUDENTS ENROLLED BEFORE WAR BROKE OUT HAD NOW RE-REGISTERED, TOGETHER WITH A NUMBER OF THE FORMER ACADEMIC STAFF.

    MR IKE SAID THERE HAD BEEN EXTENSIVE DAMAGE AND LOSS OF EQUIPMENT DURING THE UNIVERSITY'S CLOSURE, AND EMERGENCY FACILITIES WERE BEING CONSTRUCTED BEFORE THE RE-OPENING.

    HE ESTIMATED THAT IT WOULD COST AT LEAST FIVE MILLION POUNDS BEFORE THE CAMPUS COULD RETURN TO NORMAL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3D3EKNWZSK5PUT5HB7RGQOMAB
    Media URN:
    VLVA3D3EKNWZSK5PUT5HB7RGQOMAB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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