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    Nigeria entered a new era on Monday (6 September) with the launching of its universal primary education programme.

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    Nigeria entered a new era on Monday (6 September) with the launching of its universal primary education programme.

    SYNOPSIS: It was launched by Head-of-State, Lieutenant General Olusegun Obasanjo in the capital, Lagos. Under the programme two and a half million Nigerian children from the age of six will be able to go to school free of charge. And as some of the new students arrived to enrol on Monday Lieutenant Obasanjo was there to sign them into the register. At present primary school education is optional, but after 1980 it will become compulsory.

    At the official launching of the programme Lieutenant General Obasanjo outlined the aims of the plan.

    It also demonstrates the determination of the Federal Military Government to provide equal educational opportunities for all children of school age, irrespective of the circumstances of their birth. Every Nigerian child should regard basic education as his natural heritage, right and not a privilege. It is the civic obligation of the children to attend classes regularly and punctually, to study diligently, to be obedient and law abiding, to become good and patriotic citizens who will serve their fatherland faithfully and loyally in whatever positions they find themselves in the years that lie ahead."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA70XOEVVKDFC17CI8LK6639PPI
    Media URN:
    VLVA70XOEVVKDFC17CI8LK6639PPI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/09/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:07:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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