An education ministry panel is urging the government to allow schools to use digital textbooks, abandoning printed textbooks entirely in some subjects, from fiscal 2020, according to a draft report submitted to the ministry Friday.

It also recommended that the government develop a way to vet such textbooks.

The panel of experts, mulling the introduction of digital textbooks to be accessed on tablets or other devices, is expected to compile its final report in June. Its recommendations could be reflected when the ministry next revises its curriculum guidelines in the 2020 fiscal year.