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    Dr. Siaka Stevens, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, was installed as Chancellor of?

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    Dr. Siaka Stevens, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, was installed as Chancellor of the University of Sierra Leone on Sunday (14 January). In his maiden speech the new Chancellor promised he would give maximum support to the preservation of academic freedom, and pledged that his government would do likewise.

    At the annual congregation ceremony, which was held in the Adjai Crowther Amphitheatre of Fourah Bay College, were people from all walks of life. Dignitaries included Cabinet Ministers, members of the Diplomatic Corps and religious Heads.

    Dr. Stevens also said it would be tragic if the University failed to identify itself with the aims, aspirations, joys, sorrows, difficulties and the successes of the people of Sierra Leone. He said the University should not play the role of a spectator, but should take an active part in helping to determine the future of Sierra Leone.

    SYNOPSIS: Bierra laesae from all walks of life gathered in the Adjai Crowther Amphitheater of fourth Bay College, to watch their President arrive for the annual Congregation Ceremony. During the ceremony, President Stevens was installed as Chancellor of the University of Sierra Leone. He went on to take up his rightful place alongside the University's hierarchy.

    In his opening speech, the new Chancellor promised to give his full support to the preservation of academic freedom. Dr. Stevens also said it would be tragic if the University failed to identify itself with the aims, aspirations, joys, sorrows, difficulties and the successes of the people of Sierra Leone. He said the University should not play the role of a spectator, but should take an active part in helping determine the future of Sierra Leone. Six honorary graduates, including Paramount Chief Kaikai, received doctorate degrees from the new Chancellor. Dr. Stevens also conferred degrees on a number of new graduates.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5K6SQN89VD6WGH5TFLAH9XJYH
    Media URN:
    VLVA5K6SQN89VD6WGH5TFLAH9XJYH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/01/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
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    N/A

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