6,000 DU students likely to get loan to buy laptops
The government is considering providing loans to 6,000 first-year students of Dhaka University (DU) to buy laptops at a low interest rate to help them acquire ICT knowledge.
During a meeting, Education Secretary Nazrul Islam Khan discussed the matter with DU Vice-Chancellor Prof AAMS Arefin Siddique and Bangladesh Bank Governor Dr Atiur Rahman at the VC's office on October 27.
The education secretary assured of becoming the guarantor against the loan, to be provided under a credit programme of Bangladesh Bank.
This is a very good initiative and Dhaka University is very keen to introduce such loans through which students can get an opportunity to establish a knowledge-based society, said Prof Arefin.
Dr Atiur Rahman has shown interest to introduce refinance schemes in the bank to provide laptop loans at 9 percent interest.