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    The Tanzanian leader, President Julius Nyerere told an audience in Dar es Salaam on Monday (May 20) that the task of education in Africa was to liberate Africans from the mentality of slavery and colonialism.

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    The Tanzanian leader, President Julius Nyerere told an audience in Dar es Salaam on Monday (May 20) that the task of education in Africa was to liberate Africans from the mentality of slavery and colonialism.

    The President was opening a seminar jointly organised by the Institute of Finance Management and the Swedish Dag Hammarskjold Foundation of Upsala. The theme of the seminar is to consider "education and training, and alternatives in education in African countries." The seminar is being attended by delegations from 14 countries from within and outside Africa, including The Chinese People's Republic and Cuba.

    The President said he sometimes thought the purpose of education in Africa was to turn Africans into black Europeans or black Americans. African countries had not begun to question whether the European and American material they were taught was desirable.

    President Nyerere said the primary purpose of education should be the liberation of man. It was the task of education in Africa to effect the mental liberation, or at least to start it.

    SYNOPSIS: Education in Africa is under discussion at the 1974 seminar organised by the Swedish Dag Hammarskjold Foundation and the Institute of Finance Management. The seminar was opened in Dar es Salaam on Monday by the leader of Tanzania, President Julius Nyerere.

    The theme of the seminar is to consider "education and training, and alternatives in education in African countries."
    Delegations from 14 countries from within and outside Africa are attending, including The Chinese People's Republic and Cuba.

    President Nyerere was met by the Chairman of the Dag Hammarskjold Foundation of Upsala in Sweden, Doctor Ernest Michanek when he arrived for the opening. A speech of welcome for President Nyerere was given by the Tanzanian Education Minister, Mr. Chwanga.

    President Nyerere made the future of education in Africa the theme of his opening address. He told the delegates that the task was to liberate Africans from the mentality of slavery and colonialism. The President said he sometimes suspected that the underlying purpose of education was to turn Africans into black Europeans on black Africans. He said the primary purpose of education - could be the liberation of man and it was the task of education in Africa to effect that mental liberation.....or at least begin it.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABWM2Q909QIAMT573HEG7TMHKS
    Media URN:
    VLVABWM2Q909QIAMT573HEG7TMHKS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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