Kyiv (QHA) - Notorious book “Memory book of Eastern Crimea “Asked to remember” is not recommended by the Ministry of education, science, youth and sports of Ukraine for use in schools, and therefore in no way can be regarded a textbook, said the Minister Dmitriy Tabachnyk, informs radio “Svoboda”.
Tabachnyk noted that it is not banned to publish various kinds of books in the regions of Ukraine, but that doesn’t mean they should get the status of a textbook.
“According to the law “On secondary education”, a textbook is a book, which is recommended by the Ministry of education for use in schools. That is why it takes a long time for its testing, review etc. Books, published in different regions of Ukraine and that contain pedagogical errors cannot be used in the teaching process”, said the Minister.
As reported earlier, a book called “Memory book of Eastern Crimea “Asked to remember” that justifies deportation of the Crimean Tatar people from Crimea in 1944 and contains xenophobic statements was published in Kirovskiy district of Crimea on the funds from the district budget.
According to its authors, Vladimir and Maria Shirshovi, the book should attain the status of a textbook. With that purpose, the book was disseminated in schools and libraries of Kirovskiy district.