In the Congo, a new system of military training for the young has started with one thousand undertaking a 45 day course.
GV: students gathered outside building.
SV: General Secretary Union of young Congolese Socialists, M. Jean Pierre Ngombet seated listening to speakers.
GV AND SV: students listening outside building. (3 shots)
SV PAN: students with baggage waiting outside building (3 shots)
SV: students waiting outside building. (2 shots)
SV: Ngombet seated listening (2 shots)
SV: troops standing guard (2 shots)
SV: Ngombet addressing students.
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Background: In the Congo, a new system of military training for the young has started with one thousand undertaking a 45 day course. The announcement came from the General Secretary of the Union of Young Congolese Socialists, M. Jean Pierre Ngombet, who told the students that if the new system proved successful it would be repeated.
SYNOPSIS: The students will undergo 45 days of training in this military camp. The man directly responsible for the operation is M. Jean Pierre Ngombet. At the opening ceremony a number of political and military leaders spoke to the one thousand students outlining various aspects of the course. They will be trained by one hundred instructors and officers in military affairs, political ideology and cultural activities. In recent times, the Congo has had strained relations with Zaire However, there has been no official reason given for the setting up of the military training camp other than that of instruction.
M. Ngombet, the General Secretary of the Union of Young Congolese Socialists told the recruits, that the training required work and any ideas opposed to this would be contrary to the scheme M. Ngombet stressed that the future of the scheme depended on the results.