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    African University authorities were urged to help in the building of a just and prosperous society for all Africans when the third General Conference of African Universities opened at Ibadan University in Western Nigeria on Thursday (April 12).

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    African University authorities were urged to help in the building of a just and prosperous society for all Africans when the third General Conference of African Universities opened at Ibadan University in Western Nigeria on Thursday (April 12).

    The call came in speech written by the Nigerian Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, which was delivered at the conference by the Military Governor of Western State, Brigadier Olumole Rotimi. General Gowon's speech advised representatives from 35 African universities and institutions of higher learning that it was their duty to use the funds provided for education for the social and economic advancement of the African continent. They should aim not just at academic excellence but, he said, it was much more important to produce good citizens.

    The four day conference, to discuss education throughout the continent, was preceded sightseeing tours to places of historical importance in the Western State. The conference was chaired by Mr. Thibangu Tshishilu, Rector of the National University of Zaire.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9DLL7HO35IV0YUL7764QNHX0E
    Media URN:
    VLVA9DLL7HO35IV0YUL7764QNHX0E
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/04/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
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    N/A

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