ceived the highest IV
level of accreditation and the status of Ukrainian medical
stomatological academy.3200 students study in stomatological, medical,
hospital nurse and dental technician departments.426 lecturers work
there. There 5 departments in Poltava state agricultural institute.
About 4000 students study there.
16950 students study in 22 higher educational institutions of I-II level
of accreditation. About 3 000 lecturers train junior specialists for
medicine, education, culture, agriculture, trade, food and transport
International relations of Poltava higher educational institutions grow.
Today in Poltava there are students from Russia, Latvia, Poland, Czech
republic, Bulgaria, Hungary, Austria, France, Germany, Denmark, Canada,
USA and China.
286 of the institutions belong to the system of the Minister of
Education and Science of Ukraine. The others 431 belong to different
Pre-school institutions differ by form, content and type. In particular,
there are kindergardens with the following orietations: aesthetic and
artistic, the humanities, and health improvement.
941 state educational institutions operate in the region (741 in rural
area). 217 000 pupils study there (89 900 in rural area). There are 168
primary schools. 2 900 pupils study there. There are 455 schools
providing complete general secondary education of I-III level.186 300
pupils study there.
19 boarding schools operate in the region for children in need of social
Great attention is attached to the educational institutions of new
type.5 gymnasiums, 5 lyceums of arts, 30 teaching and educational
complexes operate today in the region. There are 111 schools with deep
studies of certain subjects. Language regime in teaching and educational
institutions is, basically, in compliance with national structure of the
regional population. There are 896 secondary schools with Ukrainian
language of education, 39 with ukranian and russian languages and 6 with
russian language.3 private educational institutions operate in Poltava
and 4 in Kremenchuk.
Vocational training schools
№7 in Kremenchuk, inter-regional center of professional training for
servicemen who have been transferred to the reserve in Khorol and art
vocational training school №28 in Reshetylyvka.
TOURING AND RECREATION
Poltava region has considerable potential for development of touring and
The region has not suffered from Chernobyl disaster. There are all
favourable nature and climate grounds for the development of touring and
recreation facilities: forests, considerable number of rivers and lakes,
and picturesque landscapes.
There are many mineral springs, which contain biologically active
substances in Poltava region. Many operating health centers and holiday
homes are situated at such springs.
There are many hunting areas in the region. Controled wolf-hunting,
hare-hunting, wild duck hunting, elk-hunting, deer-hunting, wild boar
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