• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT KENNETH KAUNDA ON SATURDAY (MAY 17) PLEDGE TO UPHOLD ACADEMIC FREEDOM IN ZAMBIA WHEN HE PRESENTED DEGREES AND DIPLOMAS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ZAMBIA'S FIRST GRADUATION CEREMONY.

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    PRESIDENT KENNETH KAUNDA ON SATURDAY (MAY 17) PLEDGE TO UPHOLD ACADEMIC FREEDOM IN ZAMBIA WHEN HE PRESENTED DEGREES AND DIPLOMAS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ZAMBIA'S FIRST GRADUATION CEREMONY.

    ADDRESSING A LARGE AND DISTINGUISHED AUDIENCE AT THE GRADUATION CEREMONY, PRESIDENT KAUNDA SAID - "WE IN ZAMBIA BELIEVE IN AND WILL CONTINUE TO DEFEND THE FREEDOM OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ZAMBIA AND ITS RIGHTS TO DETERMINE CURRICULA, ITS STANDARD OF TEACHING AND THE METHODS IT WILL ADOPT TO EXAMINE ITS STUDENTS".

    PRESIDENT KAUNDA ALSO SAID WITH REGRET THAT IT WAS INDISPUTABLE THAT MANY OF SOUTH AFRICA'S GREATEST SCHOLARS HAD FLED THEIR COUNTRY THROUGH THE EROSION OF ACADEMIC FREEDOM.

    AMONG THE MANY RECIPIENTS OF DEGREES AT THE CEREMONY WAS A POLISH NUN, SISTER ANNA MARIA TEOFILA SZYMANSKA, WHO WAS AWARDED THE BACHELOR OF ARTS WITH MERIT. AND ON A SAD NOTE, PRESIDENT KAUNDA AWARDED A POSTHUMOUS DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK TO ABEL BEUTE CHANDA, 31 YEAR OLD SENIOR PERSONNEL OFFICER AT THE BROKEN HILL ZINC AND LEAD MINE, WHO DIED IN AN AIRCRAFT CRASH ON THE PREVIOUS DAY.

    SYNOPSIS:
    PRESIDENT KENNETH KAUNDA PLEDGED TO UPHOLD ACADEMIC FREEDOM WHEN HE PRESENTED DEGREES AND DIPLOMAS TO STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ZAMBIA'S FIRST GRADUATION CEREMONY IN LUSAKA ON SATURDAY (MAY 17). BEFORE THE PRESIDENT'S ARRIVAL STUDENTS PERFORMED A TRADITIONAL DANCE.

    PRESIDENT KAUNDA, ACCOMPANIED BY VICE-PRESIDENT SIMON KAPWEPWE AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT, ARRIVED IN PROCESSION AND WAS GREETED BY THE CHANCELLOR AND VICE-CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY.

    THE VICE-CHANCELLOR, DR. DOUGLAS ANGLIN, WELCOMED THE PRESIDENT AND TOLD THE DISTINGUISHED AUDIENCE THAT THE COMPLETION OF THE FIRST ACADEMIC COURSE AT THE UNIVERSITY WAS A SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE IN THE COUNTRY'S EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME.

    SIR JOHN MOFFAT IS A MEMBER OF THE UNIVERSITY'S PROVISIONAL COUNCIL.

    ONE OF THE FIRST TO RECEIVE HER DEGREE WAS MISS PATRICIA MARY BALDWIN, WHO WAS AWARDED A POST GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION.

    FOREIGN MINISTER ELIJAH MUDENDA WAS ONE OF TEH GOVERNMENT MEMBERS PRESENT.

    ANOTHER POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION FOR MR. GEORGE SIMMERS.

    IN HIS ADDRESS, PRESIDENT KAUNDA SAID THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA WOULD CONTINUE TO DEFEND THE FREEDOM OF THE UNIVERSITY AND ITS RIGHT TO DETERMINE THE STANDARD OF TEACHING AND EXAMINATION. HE REGRETTED THAT MANY SOUTHERN AFRICA'S FINEST SCHOLARS HAD LEFT THE CONTINENT BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF ACADEMIC FREEDOM.

    A POLISH NUN, SISTER ANNA MARIA TEOFILA SZYMANSKA, RECEIVED A BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE WITH MERIT.

    ON A SAID NOTE, THE PRESIDENT AWARDED A POSTHUMOUS DEGREE OF THIRTY-ONE YEAR OLD ABEL CHANDA, WHO DIED IN AN AIRCRAFT CRASH ON THE PREVIOUS DAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEC2SM2GVNLJJ982N31LBR2GFW
    Media URN:
    VLVAEC2SM2GVNLJJ982N31LBR2GFW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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