VAT on private universities

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VAT on private universities rescinded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

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.

September 13, 2015
September 13, 2015

#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.

September 12, 2015
September 12, 2015

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.

September 11, 2015
September 11, 2015

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from several private universities today warned that they would go for a tougher movement until the imposed VAT is withdrawn.

September 11, 2015
September 11, 2015

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.