The IT sector in Belarus and in the world is one of the most highly paid. It’s not surprising that the competition for the enrollment in this specialty is stably high. One can graduate with an on-fire and highly paid profession for absolutely free in Belarus, though it costs a lot for the government to support state-funded places.
The same situation is with calling the ambulance or paying a neighborhood police inspector for the work he does.
Of course, everyone must contribute bit by bit into the public funding system.
Masha entered a university specializing on IT with an average score of 386 points.
She aimed at entering the university for free. During her studies she won the competition “Student of the year” and got a job in Belarus High-Tech Park.
Maria Marchuk, four year student of the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics:
It’s a truly start in life. The level of professional at the university is high. It is proved by the fact that many three and four year students have already got a job.
As many as 9,000 students of the the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics are full-time attendants, 60% of them study for the government’s cost. More than BYN 2000 per year is budgeted for each one of them. A prestigious profession and not a single penny back.
Mikhail Batura, Rector of the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics:
I think that the Belarusian government strongly supports today’s talented youth in terms of education in IT sector. In 2017 there’ll be two graduations, after four and five years of education. In some way we felt worried about the placement of graduates. However, both the graduations have been placed already, all of them have a place of work.
As a whole, one student costs the government BYN 3680 per year.
A bit more than BYN 2000 is paid for pupils, the education of a preschooler cost a slightly more than BYN 2500. A total of 5% of Belarus’ GDP go towards education, 4% go towards medicine support.
There are as many as 200 vehicles in Minsk ambulance park. The ambulance teams, there are 159 of them, work from an early start. In average, people call the ambulance as many as 2000 times a day.
Ambulance service in Belarus is free of charge, while in neighboring Russia the service is limited. One can call the ambulance just four times in a year for free. Extra calls will have to be paid for. The government budget, formed by taxes, covers all the costs in Belarus.
Oleg Vorobei, Deputy Chief Doctor for organizational and methodological work of Minsk Emergency Medical Setting:
Following the results of 2016, the emergency call cost BYN 65.
Minsk ambulance was called more than 620,000 times in 2016.
Now try multiplying this number by the prime cost of one emergency call. It should add up to more than BYN 40 million.
However, a free appointment for the patient in Minsk costs the government BYN 13 just for one visit. As for the hospital stay, it costs the government from BYN 40 to BYN 500 per day.
Dmitry Cherednichenko, First Deputy Chairman of Minsk City Executive Health Care Committee:
A rehabilitation bed costs about BYN 41 per day, a neurologic bed cost around BYN 121. An intensive care one is the most expensive and costs BYN 503 per day.
Another priority for Belalrus is maintenance of public security.
It’s not without reason that Belarus is often compared with Switzerland. Nevertheless, it is quite difficult to say how much the security actually cost. It depends on the difficulties.
Konstantin Shalkevich, official representative of the Interior Ministry of the Republic of Belarus:
When two policemen attend a professional call, and they sort everything out during two hours, then this call will cost about BYN 100.
Free education, medical service, and security, of course. The benefits that we rarely think of. However, they do not get any lower in value because of this.