School textbooks now available in digital format, says Education Ministry

A file picture of primary school textbooks.

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Perbadanan Kota Buku (PKB) has developed a digital textbook application, known as "KPM eTextbook Reader" for the Education Ministry to enable schoolchildren to get their textbooks in a digital format.

The Ministry said Wednesday (Jan 13), that the application would give the schoolchildren access to digital textbooks when they resume their school sessions during the movement control order period from Wednesday until Jan 26.

"By using the eTextbook Reader, the students can read their textbooks in standard EPUB files, which have rich media content and mobile ability.

"This application can be downloaded for free via, ” the statement said.

According to the Ministry, the application would enable the schoolchildren to access the textbooks using their mobile phones or tablets at any time anywhere.

Internet access is not required to use the application, it added. - BERNAMA

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