NSU announces 20% waiver of tuition fees
Published : Tuesday, 20 October, 2020 at 7:42 PM Count : 309
North South University (NSU) authorities have announced 20 per cent waiver of tuition fees for the current semester (Fall-2020) amid the ongoing protest of the students.
The university, in a press release on Tuesday, said considering the overall situation, the Chairman and members of the Board of Trustees of North South University have decided to waive the student's activity fee (library fee, computer lab fee and other fees) and partial waiver of tuition fee which is in total equal to 20% of current semester (Fall-2020) fees.
Authorities of the university also expressed the hope that with this announcement, students will be able to focus on their academic activities, taking into account the issues outlined above.
It is to be noted that, in the last summer 2020 semester, a significant amount of fee was waived considering the overall situation of the students, read the press release.
In the press release, the varsity authorities also mentioned various initiatives taken by them as given below:
• 1,300 children of the brave freedom fighters of 1971 have been given the opportunity to study at NSU without any fees.
• Special consideration has been given to provide scholarship to the students of NSU who lost their parents for Corona pandemic.
• Since the establishment of this university, it has provided financial assistance of 150 core taka to the students till date. Approximately 17 core taka has been provided as scholarship to meritorious and poor students in this year.
• In the relief fund of the Honorable Prime Minister, North South University staffs have donated 2days of their salary amounting to 50 lakh taka.
• Another cash contribution of Taka 50 lakh has been prepared and awaiting for handover to the PM’s Relief funds.
• 10 doctors of North South University are providing medical services without any payment at Shasthya Batayan run by the government of Bangladesh.
• In addition, a good number of students from North South University are volunteering in health care activities at the Department of Health since the beginning of the Corona pandemic.
• Few students of North South University are working in IEDCR as volunteers.
• NSU provided Covid-19 testing machine (PCR) to the Health Department of the Government of Bangladesh to fight against the pandemic.
• We have distributed 11000 bags of relief material through the Bangladesh Army and Police to the distressed families during the pandemic.