Travel Notes from Sochi, USSR
Conversation with Anna: Socchi, Sept. 18th
10 year education from 7 to 17
5 years university or institute for a profession, law, engineer,
6 years University for a doctor, then three years to state
before you can continue higher.
After: 7 years school (14 years of age) a student can
enter 3 or 4 years Technical school and may pass
an examination and get into two year university
Nurse has 7 year school plus 2 or 3 years training
Must be sent by Dr. to Socchi
70% paid by trade union but there is an extra fund contributed
by the director of factory from which, if needed,
all expenses can be paid. Director can support hospital
in part, support nursery, camps, kindergarten for special
gifts, though main support is from the trade union.
State builds the buildings and gardens, etc., and unions
pay the running expenses.
(building in which we stayed in Socchi was built in 1953)
ALS AERP, FDRL