From the archive - 19.06.1959

22nd June 2012 at 01:00
Specialists for a young republic - work and leisure at a Russian university

Kabarda and Balkaria, as they were called before the October Revolution, lie in the centre of the Caucasus. At that time only one or two in every 100 residents of these regions could read or write; there was only one secondary school and no opportunity at all for higher education.

Under the new regime and with a new name - the Kabardino-Balkarian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic - things are different. Universal compulsory seven-year education has been introduced and a written language created. The republic now has its own teachers, agronomists, physicians, engineers and scientists. The Pedagological Institute alone has trained 3,600 teachers in diverse fields in the 25 years of its existence.

With the development of the republic's industry and agriculture, with its rapid cultural expansion, the need for specialists with the highest qualifications has also increased. To meet the need, the Kabardino-Balkarian State University was established in Nalchik in 1957. It has four departments: history and philosophy, physics and mathematics, agriculture, and building engineering. The number of students exceeds 3,000.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now