Youngsters in secondary education and professional training will receive up to €450 worth of school text books per year
Youngsters in secondary education and professional training will receive up to €450 worth of school text books per year under a new scheme launched on Thursday.
Education minister Claude Meisch announced the mybooks.lu project, saying the financial support varied depending on classes and education levels.
Compulsory textbooks will be offered free of charge for all students in secondary and high schools applying the national education curriculum. The finance also covers the cost of compulsory digital manuals and photocopies of course materials.
To encourage young people to take care of the materials, students who use one or more secondhand books will receive a 50% discount on the cost of stationary and books not covered by the scheme. This voucher can be used in bookshops participating in the mybooks.lu programme.
Students are encouraged to go through the mybooks.lu application to select their manuals. They can create a personal profile and list their required textbooks, which can later be collected from the participating bookseller by showing the application.
The mybooks.lu application will go online on 23 July. Students must collect their free textbooks from participating stores before 30 November to benefit from the scheme.