Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-North South University (NSU), the number one private university of Bangladesh, has been closed till September 15 due to unavoidable circumstances.
The management of the country’s top private university decided to suspend both the classes and examinations.
“Due to unavoidable circumstances, all classes and exams of NSU have been suspended till Tuesday, the 15th September 2015,” reads an online post of the university released on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the students of different private universities in Bangladesh continued their protest, blocking key streets and disrupting traffic movement on Sunday to eliminate the vat imposed on higher education.
The Dhaka city dwellers specially the school goers are the most sufferers of the demonstration fuelled on imposing of vat on education.
AMA Muhith, the present finance minister of Bangladesh Awami League government, first introduced a 10% vat upon higher education in private universities in the draft of budget 2015-16.
Upon the strong protestation, the amount of vat was reduced to 7.5%.
The protestation was sparked by controversial statements by the minister of finance but he stood firm on the announcement for the vat to stay.
The government also issued a circular stating the vat was imposed on the private university authorities and the students need not pay.