• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT KENYATTA CONFERRED DEGREES AND AWARDED CERTIFICATES TO 410 STUDENTS OF NAIROBI'S UNIVERSITY COLLEGE YESTERDAY (THURSDAY).

  • Description

    PRESIDENT KENYATTA CONFERRED DEGREES AND AWARDED CERTIFICATES TO 410 STUDENTS OF NAIROBI'S UNIVERSITY COLLEGE YESTERDAY (THURSDAY). THE PRESIDENT, WHO HOLDS THE ONLY HONORARY FELLOWSHIP TO HAVE BEEN AWARDED BY THE UNIVERSITY, WAS ACTING IN HIS CAPACITY AS VISITOR OF THE UNIVERSITY.

    AT THE CEREMONIES, THE PRESIDENT HEARD OF THE REMARKABLE GROWTH RATE OF THE UNIVERSITY SINCE ITS ESTABLISHMENT IN 1963.

    EVEN DURING THE LAST YEAR, THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS RECEIVING DEGREES AND AWARDS HAS INCREASED FROM 295 TO 410. OF THESE 11 WERE AWARDED HIGHER DEGREES, COMPARED WITH ONLY THREE LAST YEAR.

    THE UNIVERSITY PRINCIPAL, DR. ARTHUR PORTER, WAS ABLE TO REPORT THAT UNDERGRADUATE ENROLMENT HAS NEARLY TREBLED DURING THE LAST FOUR YEARS, RISING FROM 661 STUDENTS IN 1964 TO MORE THAN 2,000 IN THE PRESENT ACADEMIC YEAR.

    DR. PORTER ADDED THAT THE STUDENTS WERE DRAWN NOT ONLY FROM KENYA AND EAST AFRICAN COUNTRIES, BUT FROM OTHER PARTS OF AFRICA, AND FROM EUROPE AND THE UNITED STATES. THE GROWING INTAKE OF STUDENTS HAD BEEN MATCHED BY A CORRESPONDING INCREASE IN THE RANGE OF SUBJECTS OFFERED.

    BUT THE GROWTH RATE HAD CONFRONTED THE UNIVERSITY WITH CONSIDERABLE PROBLEMS. THERE WAS, SAID DR. PORTER, AN ACCOMMODATION CRISIS, WITH GROSS OVERCROWDING IN THE ADMINISTRATION BLOCK AND INADEQUATE TEACHING FACILITIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9BE9QCJMIPFBIWDUKK2AFO8PS
    Media URN:
    VLVA9BE9QCJMIPFBIWDUKK2AFO8PS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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