Representatives of the World Bank are poised to provide the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine with expert assistance in conducting government procurement of electronic devices, textbooks, as well as printed literature, and on other issues pertaining to the launch of the educational online platform. The relevant agreements were reached during a meeting between Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Lilia Hrynevych and representatives of the World Bank Group on education projects during the Minister's working visit to Washington.
"We have no experience of launching platforms similar to our new national educational platform project. The assistance is of paramount importance for us in order to develop and implement an efficient policy on software, digital education resources, broad Internet access, data centers as well as to organize transparent and efficient procurement", the Minister stressed.
In the short term, the experts of the World Bank are planning to come to Ukraine to continue the necessary consultations with the Ministry of Education and Science. The experts are also stand ready to support the Ukrainian side in the introduction of digital education as well as to provide assistance aimed to identify the main priorities that need to be worked out so that the project for the implementation of the educational online platform be successful.
The issue concerning increase in funding was also resolved. The parties agreed to thoroughly consider this question with the World Bank Country Director for Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine, after the possibility of increasing financial support for the next fiscal year will be considered.