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    Educationalist from 15 African countries and three European countries met for five days in the Ivory Coast recently to discuss the role of schools in Africa.

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    Educationalist from 15 African countries and three European countries met for five days in the Ivory Coast recently to discuss the role of schools in Africa. The conference, which began on Monday (5th November). also drew observers from UNESCO (UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANISATION) AND UNICEF (UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN FUND).

    One of the main topics of discussion was the lack of finance for a fully developed educational system in the African countries. The conference was told that wealthier countries could help Africa by supplying some finance, plus technical advisers and equipment. The role of education in developing the poorer African countries was also a strong debating point, as well as the changing face of the family system in modern Africa.

    On Wednesday (7th November) representatives at the conference travelled to Bouake, about 290 miles (400 kms) north of Abidjan, to see the newest developments in the use of television in education. A special unit, using television for schools, was set up in 1971 with the aid of France, Canada and UNESCO.

    SYNOPSIS: Representatives attending a conference on education in the Ivory Coast observed the latest developments in the use of television in schools. They travelled to Bouake, about two hundred and ninety miles north of Abidjan, to a centre specialising in making educational programmes. The centre was set up in 1971.

    People attending the conference travelled to the Ivory Coast from fifteen African countries and three European countries. The conference began on Monday, and continued for five days. Observers from UNESCO and UNICEF were also there.

    One of the earlier topics of the conference was the lack of finance for a fully developed educational system in the African countries. The conference was told that wealthier countries could help Africa by supplying some finance, plus technical advisers and equipment.

    The conference covered a wide range of topics relating to education. A strong debating point was the role of education in developing the poorer African countries and the attitude of the family.

    The aid which could be given to Africa by European countries and large organisations was discussed at length. The television centre was an example of that aid. It was financed partly by France and Canada.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9OTFK7CTYOY5FCGLLSVRIUJHT
    Media URN:
    VLVA9OTFK7CTYOY5FCGLLSVRIUJHT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/11/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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