Shortly after returning from a trip to Europe to put Kenya's case for increased economic aid, President Daniel Arap Moi of Kenya was installed as the second Chancellor of the University of Nairobi on Friday (24 November).
GV PAN Nairobi University with students gathering for graduation ceremony
CU Late President Jomo Kenyatta's brother arriving
GV PAN Students arriving
GV ZOOM IN TO GV President Daniel Arap Moi arriving for ceremony
SV Vice-Chancellor Dr. J.N. Karanja addressing assembled students (3 shots)
SV Moi receiving university robes and degree (3 shots)
GV ZOOM INTO SV Moi presenting white student with Doctor of Philosophy degree
SV PULL OUT TO GV Students queueing as names are called out
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Background: Shortly after returning from a trip to Europe to put Kenya's case for increased economic aid, President Daniel Arap Moi of Kenya was installed as the second Chancellor of the University of Nairobi on Friday (24 November).
SYNOPSIS: Some one thousand, five hundred students assembled to receive their graduation degrees and diplomas from the new Chancellor -- and guests included the brother of Kenya's late President Jomo Kenyatta.
This was the eighth graduation ceremony at the University of Nairobi, but before the students received their degrees they witnessed President Moi's installation as Chancellor.
On his arrival President Moi was escorted to the Taifa Hall, where he signed the visitor's book and then joined Vice-Chancellor, Dr. J.N. Karanja, in procession to the Great Court. Dr. Karanja read the citation for an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws being conferred on President Moi.
The President was then installed as Chancellor by the Chairman of the University Council, Mr. B.M. Gacega and Dr. Karanja, who said an academic memorial would soon be erected by the university in memory of the late President Jomo Kenyatta -- the first Chancellor of the university. Later President Moi said a large sum of money would be allocated to the university for the construction of a biological science building and a new library to be named after President Kenyatta.
In his presentation address, President Moi told the students that they would have all have to undertake practical work of national significance, so that they would be fully equipped to understand and cope with Kenya's problems. He added that it was the government's responsibility to plan the supply of high-level manpower carefully so that it was consistent with national requirements. The President said it would be a mistake for students to assume they had a monopoly on knowledge.
The President reminded the students they might complete their formal education, but lack experience of the economic, social and political situation in Kenya.