• Short Summary

    The Military Government of Ghana -- the National Redemption Council -- closed down the country's three universities on Monday (11 February), after what it described as "unruly demonstrations" by students.

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    SV Sign University of Ghana
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    Tracking shots (2) through University Campus with student crowds
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    3.
    GV Pan Police with batons to students
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    GV Pan Police vehicle past camera
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    GV Policemen under trees
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    SV Students hanging around campus and gesticluating (5)
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    GV Entrance to University main building with students on step
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    Initials SC/1646 SC/1659



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    Background: The Military Government of Ghana -- the National Redemption Council -- closed down the country's three universities on Monday (11 February), after what it described as "unruly demonstrations" by students.

    The three universities ate the University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, the University of Science and Technology at Kumasi, Central Ghana, and the University of Cape Coast, in the Western Region.

    The demonstrations were sparked off after allegations by a student that he had been "drilled" at Ho, Eastern Ghana. A Government statement said that the students had "refused to acquaint the Government with their grievances".

    The statement went on to say that while the Government had shown its willingness to co-operate fully with the students, and had supported their legitimate aspirations, it could not tolerate "acts of lawlesslness and vandalism which are not in tune with the revolutionary spirit of building a new Ghana".

    All students were instructed to leave the compounds and return home. They would only by re-admitted on application, and those who were re-admitted would be expected to sign an undertaking to be "of good behavior".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC4IO75BBBHE7WWNSLEOTGUCYD
    Media URN:
    VLVAC4IO75BBBHE7WWNSLEOTGUCYD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/02/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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