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    Ghana's Education and Culture Commissioner, Colonel Emmanuel Nyante, on Monday (19 August) urged science educators in Africa to concentrate on the development of scientific agriculture on the continent.

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    Ghana's Education and Culture Commissioner, Colonel Emmanuel Nyante, on Monday (19 August) urged science educators in Africa to concentrate on the development of scientific agriculture on the continent.

    He was opening the five day biennial assembly of the Science Education Programme For Africa (SEPA) at the State House in Accra.

    Colonel Nyante stressed the need to develop agriculture to keep pace with the growing populations of the continent.

    Delegates attended from Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Senegal, Uganda, Ethiopia, Malawi, Botswana, Zaire, the Ivory Coast, Tanzania, Lesotho and Swaziland.

    The SEPA Chairman Dr. N.H. Ayodele Cole told the delegates SEPA hoped to create an environmentally -- conscious population in Africa in which the young minds of today, as future educators of tomorrow, could assess the impact of their actions on generations as yet unborn.

    Dr. Ayodele Cole also told how there were now eight science curriculum development centres in English speaking Africa and that more than fifty primary science teaching booklets had been developed at three international SEPA workshops.

    SYNOPSIS: State House, Accra where on Monday delegates from twelve African countries gathered for the fourth representative council meeting of the Science Education Programme for Africa. (SEPA). Already SEPA has been responsible for setting up eight science curriculum development centres in English speaking Africa.

    The five day assembly was officially opened by Colonel Emmanuel Nyante, Ghana's Commissioner for Education and Culture.

    The delegates were addressed by the SEPA Chairman, Dr. N.H. Ayodele Cole of the University of Sierra Leone. He said SEPA hope to create an environmentally conscious population in Africa, so that the youg minds of today could assess the impact of their actions on generations as yet unborn.

    Colonel Nyante urged the scientific educators to concentrate on the development of scientific agriculture on the continent. Agriculture had to be able to keep pace with the growing African population.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3PB9V2PCP8FHIZ0FCD64I1BL6
    Media URN:
    VLVA3PB9V2PCP8FHIZ0FCD64I1BL6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/08/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
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