** We ask thieves to return the stolen public money as insisted by IMF ** Mango buds start appearing in many trees, in the middle of Poush and the beginning of Magh, has been a great surprise for many mango lovers. This photo was taken from Chattogram on Thursday. NN photo ** CEC estimates 15 to 20 percent by-poll voter turnout in 6 JS seats left vacant by BNP ** Fire guts 4 shops in Chandpur; six burned ** Govt fixes hajj cost at Tk 6,83,018 ** People don't need more government servants to make election cheating easier ** Power tariff further raised at both bulk and retail levels, effective from tomorrow ** Death toll from Pakistan mosque suicide bombing rises to 88 ** We want to know how corruption is to be eliminated under a corrupt government ** Thousands of leaders and activists of BNP join the party's march programme towards Jurain from Jatrabari with banners, festoons, national flags and party flags in their hands on Monday. NN photo ** Awami League leaders and activists gather at a peaceful rally in front of party's central office at Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital on Monday which was arranged by Dhaka South City unit of Awami League. NN photo ** At least 22 dead in Benin bus crash ** Suicide bomber kills 34, wounds 150 at mosque in Pakistan ** 2023 SSC, equivalent exams from April 30 ** Bangladesh reports 14 more dengue cases ** Passenger bus in Pakistan crashes, catches fire killing 40 ** Arab countries must supply weapons to Palestinians so that they can defend themselves against Israel's brutalities ** Walkways are being constructed on both sides of the canal of the Dhaka-Narayanganj-Dhaka (DND) dam at Siddhirganj of Narayanganj as the authorities took a project to develop the dam like Hatirjheel Lake in the capital. NN photo ** Light to moderate fog expect across much of Bangladesh ** New barrage of Russian strikes in Ukraine kills at least 11 ** Israel, Gaza fighters trade fire after deadly West Bank raid ** More delay in change will lead to more miseries for people ** Workers busy preparing stalls for the month-long Amar Ekushey Boi Mela, which is scheduled to begin on the Bangla Academy premises and part of Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital from February 1. NN photo ** Israel army kills nine Palestinians ** USAID announces $75 million assistance for Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar, host community **

Readers’ Voice

25 January 2023

Government college and university fees need review

Former Finance Minister said a few years ago that fees of public (government) universities including medical colleges would be five times higher from next financial year. He pointed out that overall fees at public schools are very low such as the monthly tuition fee was Tk16 at public universities. But for unknown reason government did not increased tuition and other fees in public school, college and university during last five decades. Mostly students from affluent families study in public universities as they get more facilities for developing their potential and secure admission in public universities competing with common students. That is, the kids of affluent families get the opportunity to study in low cost but high standard public universities. Private universities usually charge Tk 50,000/ to Tk 120,000/ per semester from a student. Government needs to support more common students. Monthly tuition fee should not be less than Tk1,500 in public universities. In this backdrop I would like to urge the government to increase tuition fees in public institutions many fold, not five times as the Finance Minister stated a few years back. Simultaneously 50 percent students who are from poor families should be given a chance to study free of tuition fee in those government schools, colleges and universities.

Md Ashraf Hossain
Middle Bashabo, Dhaka

Encourage Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs are essential for economic development. This is why they have usually been considered as valuable assets for the economies of countries. However, Acomprehensive cycle revolves around producing successful entrepreneurs who can earn more money, create more jobs, improve financial conditions inside a country, and eventually stabilize the global economic situation.
Entrepreneurs can generate new business opportunities. More businesses mean more job opportunities. Successful entrepreneurs that deal with products and services require a workforce to effectively handle their operations. Furthermore, if a business is successful, more entrepreneurs are likely to plan to create new products and services in the same industry, paving the way for increased economic development.

Kamruzzaman Hasib
North South University

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