This year, the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine for the first time, together with the planned printing of textbooks, purchased electronic versions of books from publishers. Thus, in a free access for all comers was a complete set of textbooks for grade 9 in all subjects, including all names and authors relevant to the current program.
All textbooks are available on the website of the Institute for Educational Content Modernization at the following link . Electronic versions of textbooks for pupils of 9 classes are divided according to the subjects of study, so it takes much less time to find the necessary book.
It should be noted that in total in 2017 228 titles of textbooks for grade 9 were printed. The total circulation was 8 million 346 thousand 347 copies for the amount of 328 million 449 thousand hryvnia. The selection of textbooks took place with the participation of the teaching community. All contracts for the delivery of textbooks were concluded and already 23.7% of the total circulation (1 million 976 thousand 467 copies) was transferred for delivery to the regional book bases.
“This year, during the planned purchase of new textbooks for grade 9 in the tender requirements, we wrote that together with the printed version the publisher must provide the MES electronic version of the book for free distribution. We still have a lot to work on both the quality of content and the visual design of books.
This is only the first step to the introduction of full-fledged multimedia textbooks that meet the needs and interests of modern children much more than a regular paper book, “noted the Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Liliya Grinevich.
It should be reminded that earlier the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine has also placed in free access the Reader of modern Ukrainian children’s literature for reading in grades 1-4 .