VAT on tuition fees | The Daily Star
  • 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  • VAT on private universities rescinded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  • VAT on pvt universities withdrawn after mass protests (video)

    Government scraps 7.5 percent VAT on private universities and medical colleges’ tuition fees in face of mass student protests. The decision has been announced in a notice issued from the finance ministry.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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from several private universities today warned that they would go for a tougher movement until the imposed VAT is withdrawn.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

  • University students cripple Dhaka with anti-VAT demo

    Private university students hit the streets across Dhaka demanding withdrawal of the 7.5 percent VAT imposed on tuition fees - a day after police opened fire on East West University students demonstrating on the same demand.