• Short Summary

    THE UNIVERSITY OF SIERRA LEONE LAST WEEK (14 FEBRUARY) CONDUCTED ITS SECOND DEGREE-GIVING CEREMONY SINCE IT WAS CONSTITUTED AN INDEPENDENT INSTITUTION IN FEBRUARY LAST YEAR.

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    THE UNIVERSITY OF SIERRA LEONE LAST WEEK (14 FEBRUARY) CONDUCTED ITS SECOND DEGREE-GIVING CEREMONY SINCE IT WAS CONSTITUTED AN INDEPENDENT INSTITUTION IN FEBRUARY LAST YEAR. THE CEREMONY TOOK PLACE AT THE ADJAI CROWTHER AMPHITHEATRE OF FOURAH BAY COLLEGE IN FREETOWN.

    UNTIL A YEAR AGO THE UNIVERSITY OF SIERRA LEONE WAS AFFILIATED TO BRITAIN'S DURHAM UNIVERSITY AND HAD BEEN SO SPONSORED FOR 83 YEARS.

    AT THE CEREMONY, THE CHANCELLOR, SIR SAMUEL BANKOLE JONES, URGED GRADUATES OF THE UNIVERSITY TO EMULATE THE EXAMPLE OF THE GREEK PHILOSOPHER SOCRATES, WHOSE LIFE HAD BEEN DEVOTED TO THE SEARCH FOR TRUTH. HE REMINDED THE GRADUATES THAT, APART FROM BOOK LEARNING, WHICH THEY HAD UNDOUBTEDLY ABSORBED IN THE INSTITUTIONS, THEY HAD ALSO ACQUIRED CERTAIN DISCIPLINES. THESE, HE SAID, OUGHT TO PLACE THEM ON THE PATH FOR THE CONTINUED SEARCH FOR TRUTH THROUGHOUT THEIR LIVES.

    THE VICE-CHANCELLOR, DR. S.T. MATTURI, TOLD THE GRADUATES THAT THEY WERE GOING OUT INTO A VERY DISTURBED SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT. AS HUMAN BEINGS, HE SAID, THEY WERE ALL ENDOWED BY NATURE WITH THE ABILITY TO ADJUST THEIR ENVIRONMENT SO AS TO ENABLE THEM TO FUNCTION MAXIMALLY IN THE INTEREST OF THEMSELVES, THEIR SOCIETY, AND THEIR RACE.

    FORTY-TWO GRADUATES RECEIVED DEGREES AT THE CEREMONY, 22 OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN GENERAL AGRICULTURE, TWO OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HOME ECONOMICS, EIGHT OF BACHELOR OF ARTS IN EDUCATION, FIVE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION, AND FIVE OF BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (CIVIL, ELECTRICAL, AND MECHANICAL). TWENTY FOUR GRADUATES RECEIVED DIPLOMAS AND 30 RECEIVED CERTIFICATES.

    THE PRIME MINISTER OF SIERRA LEONE, DR, SIAKA STEVENS, CABINET MINISTERS, THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SIR EMILE FASHOLE LUKE, MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT, EDUCATIONISTS, AND MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS WERE AMONG THE GUESTS WHO ATTENDED THE CEREMONY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB0GIQ7CBTVIEGGFYY5MSTFZNJ
    Media URN:
    VLVAB0GIQ7CBTVIEGGFYY5MSTFZNJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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