President Tolbert of Liberia, Government and Diplomatic representatives were present on Friday (March 24) for the induction of a new President of the University of Liberia in Monrovia.
MV Talbot greeted by Honries
GV Audience seated
CU Honries ZOOM OUT AND PAN TO SCU Hoff reciting oath of office
MV Shaking hands
SCU Audience and CU (2 shots)
CU Hoff speaking
SCU Man listens
CU Hoff speaking
SV Onlookers (3 shots)
SCU President Tolbert speaking
GV Audience listening
CU Tolbert speaking
SV Audience applauding
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Background: President Tolbert of Liberia, Government and Diplomatic representatives were present on Friday (March 24) for the induction of a new President of the University of Liberia in Monrovia.
The University's new head is the Reverend Dr. Advertue Hoff-- the second Liberian to hold the affair who called for the University of Liberia to work closely with other universities in Africa.
President Tolbert expressed the hops that a new University campus might be ready before the next induction is held.
Dr. Hoff succeeds Dr. Rocheforte Weeks, who has been appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Tolbert administration.
SYNOPSIS: The University of Liberia in Monrovia welcomed a new President on Friday.
Guest of honour for the ceremony was President Tolbert of Liberia. He was greeted by Mr. Richard Henries--President of the University's Trustees.
Mr. Henries administered the oath of office to the new President, Doctor Advertus Hoff, who repeated it before a gathering which included representatives of other African colleges and universities, and Government and Diplomatic Service officials. The new University head is only the second Liberian to hold the office. He succeeds Dr. Rocheforte Weeks, now Minister of Foreign Affairs under President Tolbert.
Dr. Hoff said he was aware that if the minds of the people of Liberia ware to flower, professors and lecturers must teach their students confidently in freedom; while students and research workers must feel free to study the truth and publish their findings without fear. He called on the University to work closely with other universities on the African continent.
President Tolbert said that the Liberian Government was undergoing a period of financial strain. But he said no strain was too burdensome to make a Government neglect educational facilities for the young people of the nation. He hoped the next induction he attended would be on a new University campus.