In 2019 the new manuals of the history of Ukraine will be published, they will cover the information of receiving Tomos on the autocephaly for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The press service of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine reported this, according to UNN.
“Students study the history of independent Ukraine in the 11th grade, and this year we will publish new manuals. When we received Tomos on the autocephaly for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, I instructed the Ministry to include the events to the new school program of the history of Ukraine. The last meeting of members of the Ministry took place yesterday. We will approve new changes to the program for the 11th grade by the decree of the Ministry of the Education and Science of Ukraine next week. The authors, who are going to publish new manuals this year, should bear this information in mind”, - Lilia Grynevych, the Minister of the Education and Science of Ukraine, said.
According to the Minister, new methodological recommendations will be published as well for the history teachers, in order to explain the new topic of receiving Tomos on autocephaly for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church to students properly.
Regarding the external independent testing, the new program will be included to the test no sooner than in two years.
“We do have very strict rule concerning the external independent testing, we can add changes to the test program no sooner than two years before writing the test. In other words, students in the 10th grade already have the test program. So we will add changes to the test program of the history of Ukraine this year, but they will come into force only for the graduates in 2021”, - Grynevych added.
As we reported earlier, it was reported that the members of the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate signed the Tomos on providing autocephaly for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew passed the Tomos of autocephaly and bishops’ crosier to the apostle of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine Epifaniy. The event happened during the festive service in St. George's Cathedral in Istanbul.