• Short Summary

    THE FUTURE OF THE MULTI-RACIAL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF RHODESIA IN SALISBURY IS REPORTED TO BE HANGING IN THE BALANCE AS POLICE MAINTAIN AN UNEASY PEACE ON THE COLLEGE CAMPUS.

  • Description

    THE FUTURE OF THE MULTI-RACIAL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF RHODESIA IN SALISBURY IS REPORTED TO BE HANGING IN THE BALANCE AS POLICE MAINTAIN AN UNEASY PEACE ON THE COLLEGE CAMPUS. SO FAR 28 LECTURERS HAVE "GONE ON STRIKE" IN SUPPORT OF THE STUDENTS - MOSTLY AFRICANS - WHO HAVE BEEN HOLDING DEMONSTRATIONS ON THE CAMPUS AGAINST THE RHODESIAN SEIZURE OF INDEPENDENCE.

    THE LECTURERS' STRIKE BEGAN OF FRIDAY IN PROTEST AGAINST A POLICE BAN ON ALL CAMPUS GATHERINGS FOLLOWING THREE DAYS OF DEMONSTRATIONS BY STUDENTS. THE PRINCIPAL, DR. WATER ADAMS, IS IN LONDON HAVING TALKS ON THE FUTURE OF THE COLLEGE AND THE ACTING PRINCIPAL, PROFESSOR S.H. HARPER, HAS ISSUED AN ULTIMATUM TO THE LECTURERS TO RESUME DUTIES. THERE ARE STILL 125 MEMBERS OF THE TEACHING STAFF WHO HAVE NOT JOINED THE STRIKE.

    THE STRIKERS SAY THEY ARE UPHOLDING THEIR INTERPRETATION OF THE COLLEGE CHARTER AND EMPHASISING "THE GRAVE DANGERS TO ACADEMIC FREEDOM WHICH EXISTED AND STILL EXISTS". AMONG THE VISITORS TO THE COLLEGE CAMPUS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) WAS LORD REAY, WHO IS ON A FACT-FINDING TRIP TO RHODESIA AFTER VISITS TO NIGERIA, GHANA AND ZAMBIA. A MEMBER OF THE BRITISH LIBERAL PARTY, HE'S WRITING FOR A LONDON NEWSPAPER.

    MEANWHILE, MOST OF THE COLLEGE'S 230 AFRICAN STUDENTS AND A HANDFUL OF EUROPEAN AND ASIAN STUDENTS CONTINUE THEIR BOYCOTT OF CLASSES. THE MAINLY WHITE STUDENTS' UNION ISSUED A STATEMENT LAST NIGHT CRITICISING BOTH THE GOVERNMENT'S "ARBITRARY IMPOSITION OF THE POLICE ON OUR CAMPUS" AND THE DEMONSTRATING STUDENTS FOR "BREACHING COLLEGE RULES".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABQNM51BT8D5IAWV0WX0N2ZXDQ
    Media URN:
    VLVABQNM51BT8D5IAWV0WX0N2ZXDQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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