"MEGA" platform makes vouchers available for free textbooks
The "MEGA" platform has already started to provide vouchers for the purchase of free textbooks. This initiative is aimed at students in continuity years - 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 11th and 12th grades. For the remaining years of schooling - 1st, 5th, 7th and 10th - vouchers will start to be available from August 13th.
To benefit from free textbooks, parents must register on the MEGA platform or download the application "Edu Rede Escolar" (available for iOS and Android). Through this platform, they have access to the school data of the students, their vouchers for the textbooks, as well as the list of bookshops where the collection can be done.
The start of the 2020/2021 school year is scheduled for September 14-17th, with the first five weeks devoted to learning recovery due to the pandemic crisis of recent months.
On the day of the platform's opening, about one million vouchers were made available, allowing for their collection at the participating bookstores.
Source: Portal do Governo (Government Portal)