Thirty-one students recently received their diplomas on completing a course in agricultural mechanisation at a centre in N'Djili, Congo-Kinshasa.
Road safety signs; students and teachers in class talking and examining models of signs; vehicle; tractor demonstration; students receiving diplomas from Ministry official.
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Background: Thirty-one students recently received their diplomas on completing a course in agricultural mechanisation at a centre in N'Djili, Congo-Kinshasa. The course was the ninth training session to be held in the centre.
Among the many foreign visitors to the ceremony, marking the closing of the training session, was a representative of the Chinese Agricultural Mission.
Safety on the public highway, as well as on the farm, was stressed for the students taking the course; one part of this section of their studies was concerned with the road traffic signs.
On the vehicles, too, there were signs exhorting the students to take care when driving.
The main part of an exhibition, held to mark the students passing out from the training centre, was taken up with farm implements, and teachers at the centre explained their uses in varying soils and regions. A student also demonstrated the effectiveness of a heavy tractor in farming.
The climax of the day for the students was when they received their diplomas from Mr. Ngirabatwale, a senior official in the Ministry of Agriculture.