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    No VAT on pvt universities, PM orders

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has said no VAT will be imposed on private universities.

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  • Private education for public good

    The National Board of Revenue during the just concluded student movement explained that the tuition fees are inclusive of VAT. The VAT was imposed on private university tuition fees with an aim to expand the scope of revenue collection.


    The possibility for transversal politics

    The students of private universities have shown their maturity and creativity in leading a peaceful demonstration against the proposed 7.5 percent VAT.

  • VAT on private universities rescinded

    We welcome the cabinet's move to withdraw the 7.5 percent VAT that was imposed on the student tuition fees of the private universities.

  • VAT protest on, key Dhaka roads blocked again

    Students continue their protest against 7.5 percent VAT on private universities’ tuition fees and blocked some key roads in Dhaka again.

  • Govt may review VAT on tuition fees: Muhith

    Finance Minister AMA Muhith softens his position about the VAT on private universities’ tuition fees saying the government may review the decision.

  • VAT protesters lift road blockade for today

    Private university students protesting VAT on “tuition fees” call off their demonstrations in Dhaka for today.

  • VAT protesters give flowers to cops, take selfies

    Students demonstrating for withdrawal of value added tax (VAT) from private universities’ tuition fees pass another day on the streets peacefully.

  • NSU suspends classes, IUB declares Eid vacation

    North South University (NSU) and Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) suspend classes and examinations till September 15 and September 27 respectively amid student protests against VAT on private universities’ tuition fees.

  • Daylong traffic chaos stops Dhaka

    Dhaka city dwellers suffer immensely as the agitating students blocked several key points in Rampura, Mohakhali, Baridhara, Dhanmondi and other areas causing severe traffic congestion in the capital.

  • #NoVatOnEducation messages

    The anti-VAT protest that erupted on Wednesday produces a large number of messages in the form of handwritten placards and street paintings – both serious and humorous – pointing out the absurdity of imposing VAT on education.

  • Power is Knowledge is Power

    Love him or not, you cannot but be awestruck at the sheer bluntness, call it lack of guile, of Suranjit Sengupta for his candid pronouncement to government employees within 24 hours of their pay hike.

  • Private universities call for reviewing VAT

    Association of Private Universities of Bangladesh (APUB) calls upon the government to reconsider its decision to impose VAT on the universities.

  • VAT on tuition fees: Students to continue demo

    Rejecting the government’s clarification over the 7.5 percent VAT on tuition fees, students from several private universities today warned that they would go for a tougher movement until the imposed VAT is withdrawn.

  • Rising tension in the education sector

    Both private and public universities in the country seem to be in a state of flux, with dissatisfied students and teachers waging separate movements to realise their demands.

  • #NoVatOnEducation

    Online activism proved its strength, where students who couldn’t be on the streets showed their support online, through the social platforms.

  • Universities, not students to pay VAT: Muhith

    Finance Minister AMA Muhith says the private university students will not have to pay any VAT.