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    The Ivory Coast ambassador to London, M. Louis Antoine Aduko paid a visit today (October?

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    The Ivory Coast ambassador to London, M. Louis Antoine Aduko paid a visit today (October 21) to the graduate business centre at the City University in London. The computer centre at the university was of particular interest to the ambassador since the Ivory Coast government is currently planning the installation of the most modern methods in running its State-controlled industries.

    M. Aduko, accompanied by embassy officials, was welcomed to the university by the Dean, Mr. D. A. Glen and members of the senior staff.

    While touring the departments of the university, M. Aduko as told to the many students from Third World Countries now studying there, and he stopped to talk to a girl student from Singapore now in London on a computer course.

    Ivory Coast, which used to send most of its overseas students to France for higher education, now sends more than 280 a year to Britain.

    In the university computer centre, the ambassador was shown the workings of a number of different computer models.

    M. Aduko, who was appointed to his post in London last year, said later, at lunch with the Dean and his staff, that Ivory Coast was hoping for closer cultural ties with the United Kingdom, even though his country was a French-speaking nation.

    SYNOPSIS: The computer centre in the graduate business school was of particular interest to M. Aduko, since the Ivory Coast government is itself planning to instal the most modern equipment in government departments which control the country's State-owned industries.

    M. Aduko was the first Ivory Coast ambassador ever to visit the City University and lecturers and staff there took the opportunity to give him a thorough introduction to the work and the facilities of their departments. M. Aduko showed particular interest in computers, and he was shown a number of different models in action. He was told that all the words in the Bible could be stored on a single computer tape.

    The ambassador also met a number of overseas students studying at the City University, and he stopped to talk to one girl from Singapore. Later, M. Aduko said that Ivory Coast - which now sends some 280 students a year to the United Kingdom hoped for even closer cultural ties in the future.

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