• Short Summary

    DESPITE A GOVERNMENT STATEMENT THAT IT WOULDN'T BE NECESSARY, PARENTS IN LAGOS, CAPITAL OF NIGERIA, QUEUED UP OVER NIGHT IN ORDER TO GET THEIR CHILDREN'S NAMES IN EARLY WHEN PRIMARY SCHOOLS REGISTRATION FOR 1967 STARTED ON MONDAY.

  • Description

    DESPITE A GOVERNMENT STATEMENT THAT IT WOULDN'T BE NECESSARY, PARENTS IN LAGOS, CAPITAL OF NIGERIA, QUEUED UP OVER NIGHT IN ORDER TO GET THEIR CHILDREN'S NAMES IN EARLY WHEN PRIMARY SCHOOLS REGISTRATION FOR 1967 STARTED ON MONDAY. SOME OF THE PARENTS HAD BEEN OUTSIDE THE REGISTRATION CENTRES SINCE SATURDAY.

    THERE WERE 103 REGISTRATIONS CENTRES AND HUGE CROWDS WAITED OUTSIDE EVERY ONE. THE DEMAND FOR FREE PRIMARY EDUCATION BROUGHT PARENTS AND THEIR CHILDREN FLOCKING INTO LAGOS FROM OUTLYING REGIONS. IN THE PAST, WHEN THERE WAS A LIMITED AMOUNT OF CLASSROOM SPACE, IT WAS A CASE OF FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED AND IF PARENTS WANTED THEIR CHILDREN TO GO TO SCHOOLS OF THEIR CHOICE THEY HAD TO BE EARLY OUTSIDE THE REGISTRATION CENTRE.

    THIS YEAR THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION SAID THE OVERNIGHT WAIT WOULD NOT BE NECESSARY AS 400 NEW CLASSROOMS WOULD BE READY BY JANUARY 1967 AND THERE WAS PROVISION FOR ADDITIONAL TEMPORARY CLASSROOMS. BUT THE PARENTS WEREN'T CONVINCED AND MANY DECIDED THE LONG VIGIL OUTSIDE THE CENTRES WAS WORTH THE CERTAINTY THAT THEIR CHILDREN WOULD HAVE A GOOD EDUCATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB7BH5VY77E9BOQPNSKY7STNO0
    Media URN:
    VLVAB7BH5VY77E9BOQPNSKY7STNO0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/08/1966
    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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