• Short Summary

    The first study course at the new African Labour College in Kampala, Uganda, was inaugurated on April 5th.

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    GV/PAN Exterior of college
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    2.
    SV/INT Pan from students to chairman speaking
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    3.
    SCU Chairman
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    4.
    MV Students
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    CU Students
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    6.
    MV Students
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    SLV Chairman concludes Pres. of Uganda T.U.C. rises
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    MV Above speaking
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    CU Ditto
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    10.
    MV/PAN Swedish delegation
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    CU Lady member
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    12.
    SV/PAN Audience to speaker
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    13.
    GV/EXT Pan down building
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    Background: The first study course at the new African Labour College in Kampala, Uganda, was inaugurated on April 5th. The GBP100,000 College in contemporary style, was built from a special fund of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions provided mainly by contributions from Trade Union in Britain, continental Europe and the United States. It is the first trade union college in English-speaking Africa. Presiding at the opening was the College Vice-Principal, Mr. Odero-Jowi, from Kenya.

    40 students are attending the 4-month course, and they come from 15 African territories. Nigeria, Uganda, Tanganyika, Kenya, Northern and Southern Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Swaziland Gambia, Southern Cameroons, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Mauritius, Aden.

    Among the students was one woman - Miss Suzette Boyjonauth from Mauritius. An official welcome was given by the President of the Uganda Trade Union Congress, Mr. Pulle.

    He said it was not enough for Africa to strive for political independence - it was essential that the continent should be economically sound and trades unions had an essential part to play, as they had in the older democracies.

    The College aims to train trade union leaders, to give instruction in economics, and to promote workers' education schemes.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE4SRCBFUPN27KTY0ZX2BF741Z
    Media URN:
    VLVAE4SRCBFUPN27KTY0ZX2BF741Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/04/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
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    N/A

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