No vat on education

Why 2015 was a good year for Bangladesh

It’s a good time to be alive while history is being written. As we bid adieu to 2015 we realise the year was a roller coaster ride! It was a year of aggression and violence that carved the world for many new beginnings. Let us take a stroll and reminisce the achievements of the past year in various arenas that molded the nation to take on 2016.

April 10, 2018
April 10, 2018

No VAT on pvt universities, PM orders

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

January 1, 2016
January 1, 2016

Why 2015 was a good year for Bangladesh

It’s a good time to be alive while history is being written. As we bid adieu to 2015 we realise the year was a roller coaster ride! It was a year of aggression and violence that carved the world for many new beginnings. Let us take a stroll and reminisce the achievements of the past year in various arenas that molded the nation to take on 2016.

September 22, 2015
September 22, 2015

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.

September 16, 2015
September 16, 2015

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.

September 15, 2015
September 15, 2015

VAT on private universities rescinded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.

September 14, 2015
September 14, 2015

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.

September 13, 2015
September 13, 2015

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.

September 13, 2015
September 13, 2015

VAT protesters lift road blockade for today

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

September 13, 2015
September 13, 2015

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.

September 13, 2015
September 13, 2015

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.