Educational institutions asked not to charge extra fees

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Education minister Dipu Moni File PhotoNewly-appointed education minister Dipu Moni said strict measures would be taken against educational institutions if they were found charging students extra fees.

She gave the warning while exchanging post-election greetings in Chandpur sadar upazila on Friday afternoon, reports UNB.

Mentioning charging excessive fees for examination as an offense, the minister said, “Steps will be taken against [educational institutions] if we get evidence of charging extra fee,” she said. “We are ready to face challenges and do everything to ensure quality education.”

Additional deputy commissioner Shawkat Osman, sadar upazila executive officer Kaniz Fatema, additional superintendent of police Jahid Parvez Chowdhury, district Awami League president Nasir Uddin Ahmed, general secretary Abu Naeem Patwari Dulal, vice president JR Wadud Tipu, among others, were present.

Meanwhile, on the occasion of Bangabandhu’s Homecoming anniversary on Thursday, Moni said, the nation’s founding father was harmed more by enemies from inside the country than those in Pakistan.

“His return was a fortunate event for us but local and foreign enemies killed him along with his family,” she continued, “They feared that Bangladesh would move forward under Bangabandhu’s strong leadership.”

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