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    President Senghor emphasised the importance of the English language when he opened the British Institute in Dakar last Friday (November the 20th).

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    President Senghor emphasised the importance of the English language when he opened the British Institute in Dakar last Friday (November the 20th).

    The Institute was built at the request of the Senegalese Government. It was financed by the British Government and will teach English to more than 300 students.

    The opening was attended by the Marquis of Lothian, Undersecretary of State at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, who has been touring Africa. The first stone of the building was laid two years ago by Britain's Queen Elizabeth when she stopped at Dakar on her way to South America.

    Lord Lothian, speaking at the opening, said that every educated man wanting to specialise, every student wanting to become a researcher, and every politician, must know how to read English, if not to speak it.

    President Senghor, in his opening speech, said Senegal was not disowning the French-speaking community in Africa, but it considered English a necessary complement to French.

    The Institute is estimate to have cost GBP76,000 (202,000 dollars).

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB5QZNM0YOWHF5M427ZQCO9K2T
    Media URN:
    VLVAB5QZNM0YOWHF5M427ZQCO9K2T
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/11/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
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    N/A

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