Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has said no VAT will be imposed on private universities.
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.
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 students of private universities have shown their maturity and creativity in leading a peaceful demonstration against the proposed 7.5 percent VAT.
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.
Students continue their protest against 7.5 percent VAT on private universities’ tuition fees and blocked some key roads in Dhaka again.
Finance Minister AMA Muhith softens his position about the VAT on private universities’ tuition fees saying the government may review the decision.
Private university students protesting VAT on “tuition fees” call off their demonstrations in Dhaka for today.