• Short Summary

    GHANA UNIVERSITY WAS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE FOLLOWING DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST UNIVERSITY AUTHORITIES ON WEDNESDAY 30 OCTOBER.

  • Description

    GHANA UNIVERSITY WAS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE FOLLOWING DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST UNIVERSITY AUTHORITIES ON WEDNESDAY 30 OCTOBER. ALL 3,000 STUDENTS WERE ORDERED OFF THE CAMPUS BY MID-DAY.

    THE DISPUTE BEGAN LAST JUNE WHEN 5 STUDENTS WERE ALLEGED TO HAVE USED OBSCENITIES IN ARTICLES ABOUT UNIVERSITY MEMBERS IN THE UNIVERSITY MAGAZINE "SIREN". 4 STUDENTS WERE SUSPENDED FOR A YEAR; THE OTHER HAD HIS DEGREE WITHHELD FOR A YEAR.

    STUDENTS DEMONSTRATED BY BOYCOTTING MEALS, CLASHING WITH POLICE AND BREAKING WINDOWS. THE UNIVERSITY AUTHORITIES AGREED TO PEACE TALKS WITH THE STUDENT COMMITTEE BUT THESE WERE CALLED OFF WHEN OTHER STUDENTS SMASHED WINDOWS AND DEFACED WALLS.

    STUDENTS GATHERED AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE WITH THEIR LUGGAGE, LOOKING FOR TRANSPORT TO TAKE THEM HOME.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5IMPVYFOZS5QSYFYWSTMIRTRZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA5IMPVYFOZS5QSYFYWSTMIRTRZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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