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    The International Conference of University Presidents met recently for the first time in Africa at Monrovia, Liberia.

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    The International Conference of University Presidents met recently for the first time in Africa at Monrovia, Liberia.

    The triennial four-day conference was attended by heads of universities and statesmen, including the foreign Ministers of Thailand and the Philippines. Several African education Ministers were also present.

    The Association has a membership of some 260 heads of universities in seven countries, and provides a means for its members to discuss common problems affecting higher education.

    President Tubman of Liberia made the opening speech at the conference, and appealed to the conference to provide useful guidelines for emerging nations to achieve swifter progress through university education.

    SYNOPSIS: The four-day Conference of the International Association of University Presidents was held recently in Monrovia, Liberia. Liberia's President William Tubman attended as shots with Mrs. Tubman, as did a number of other foreign statesmen, though this is primarily a triennial conference for heads of universities. Education Ministers were of course especially interested. Among those present at this, the Association's first meeting in Africa, were Ministers from the Ivory Coast, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Zambia and the Central African Republic, all of them interested in the leading conference theme of higher education in developing countries.

    President Tubman, making the opening speech, appealed to the educationalists present from more than fifty countries to provide useful guidelines for emerging nations to achieve swifter progress through university education. He stressed that education was not an end in itself, and could not alone solve all the problems of emerging nations. Yet is was education alone, he said, which could provide the equipment and the wisdom for progress and advancement in the years ahead.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3GL5R3H820HN5U837HOKKUL1Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA3GL5R3H820HN5U837HOKKUL1Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/06/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
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    N/A

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