Interviewee ID: 990044
Parent's name: Tsogzolmaa
Year of Birth: 1951
Notes on education:
Work: Mathematics teacher, Manlai sum school
Born in: Dalangadzad sum, Ömnögovi aimag
Lives in: Manlai sum (or part of UB), Ömnögovi aimag
Mother's profession: [blank]
Father's profession: [blank]
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Summary of Interview 080808A with Ganbaatar
Ganbaatar was born in Dalanzadgad. When his mother passed away, he was adopted by his uncle Tsogzolmaa. After finishing secondary school, in 1969 Ganbaatar was admitted to the mathematical department of the State Pedagogical Institute and moved to Ulaanbaatar. During his studies her served in the army for three years and finished the Institute in 1976. Since then he has taught mathematics in Tsogt-Ovoo, Bayan-Dalai, and Manlai sums.
Ganbaatar mainly discusses schools and dormitories. He himself spent ten years in dormitories during his formal education. He thinks that children in the socialist period were more responsible that today’s children. In dormitories, for example, schoolchildren from upper grades looked after those from lower grades. Older children were in charge of younger ones. He also recalls that back then children did not have many books and journals to read.
After finishing his 1st course at the Institute, Ganbaatar was planning to go home on a summer vocation. In June he was abruptly recruited to the army where he had to serve for three years.