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    PRESIDENT FELIX HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY OF THE IVORY COAST AND M. HENRI ROCHEREAU, CHAIRMAN OF THE EUROPEAN?

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    PRESIDENT FELIX HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY OF THE IVORY COAST AND M. HENRI ROCHEREAU, CHAIRMAN OF THE EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET'S EXTERNAL RELATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT GROUP, ON FRIDAY (5 JANUARY) ATTENDED THE INAUGURATION OF A GIRLS' SECONDARY SCHOOL AT COCODY, ABIDJAN. THE SCHOOL HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED WITH THE AID OF EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET FINANCE.

    THE 'COLLEGE SECONDAIRE DE JEUNES FILLERS HAS BEEN IN OPERATION FOR SOME WEEKS. TWO YEARS IN THE BUILDING, IT CATERS FOR 450 GIRLS, INCLUDING 380 BORDERS. IT COST ABOUT 400 MILLION CFA FRANCS (ABOUT GBP675,000 STERLING) AND WAS FINANCED BY THE EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENT FUND.

    THE IVORY COAST MINISTER OF EDUCATION, M. AMON TANOH, PAID TRIBUTE DURING THE OPENING CEREMONIES TO THE COMMON MARKET COUNTRIES FOR THEIR 'DISINTERESTED AND FRUITFUL AID AND THEIR LOYAL AND HARMONIOUS CO-OPERATION'. M. TANOH REMINDER HIS AUDIENCE THAT THE PUPILS MUST BE NOT ONLY CITIZENS ARMED WITH SCIENCE AND CONSCIENCE, ABLE TO ASSUME GREAT RESPONSIBILITIES GREAT RESPONSIBILITIES, BUT MUST ALSO BEAR IN MIND THEIR PAST. IN THE WORDS OF THE PRESIDENT, THEY MUST NOT TURN THEIR BACK ON THOSE FACTORS IN THEIR HERITAGE WHICH CONSTITUTE THEIR ORIGINALITY, AND OF WHICH THE WORLD WAS CONSIDERABLE NEED. M. ROCHEREAU, REPLYING, SAID THE SCHOOL WAS ' A WITNESS TO THE VITALITY OF THE ASSOCIATION ESTABLISHED BETWEEN THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY AND THE 18 AFRICAN AND MALAGASY STATES'.

    PRESENT TOO AT THE INAUGURATION CEREMONY WAS THE DIRECTOR OF ST. MARIE DE NEUILLY, MISS GERMAINNE D'YNGLEMARE - ST. MARIE DE COCODY IS AFFILIATED TO THIS PARIS SCHOOL, RUN BY LAY-TEACHERS OF THE ORDER OF ST. FRANCIS OF XAVIER. ON BEHALF OF THE PRESIDENT, THE GRAND CHANCELLOR JOSEPH ANOMA AWARDED THE CHEVALIER DE L'ORDRE NATIONAL TO BOTH THESE LADIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA3EFWPOF1KU3HGYB1KVXMT1P
    Media URN:
    VLVAA3EFWPOF1KU3HGYB1KVXMT1P
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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