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UGC: Students to get month-long internet service at Tk100

  • Published at 08:16 pm September 2nd, 2020
UGC headquarters
File photo of the UGC headquarters in Dhaka Collected from the UGC website

A press release was issued in this regard by the university apex body on Wednesday

Students of the country’s public and private universities will be provided with month-long internet service at Tk100 by Teletalk in a bid to keep the online education activities going amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

This initiative, for universities under the University Grants Commission’s (UGC), Bangladesh Research and Education Network (BdREN) project, aims to help students with their online education.

A press release was issued in this regard by the university apex body on Wednesday. 

Currently, a total of 42 public and 68 private universities are using the BdREN platform, said the release.

Students will be able to participate in online classes through the Zoom app and one must have a Teletalk sim to avail this facility.

Students will have to recharge Tk100 every month which will be credited to the mobile’s original account. One will be able to spend that balance over voice calls and data. 

The unused mobile balance will be added to the next recharge. However, this facility cannot be availed if you recharge below Tk 100 and do not have minimum data in the SIM, read the release.

BdREN, on July 21, sent a letter to all mobile operators including Teletalk Bangladesh Limited regarding the move to provide students with internet services at nominal prices.

In response to that call, Teletalk issued a letter of consent on August 28. 

The state-owned mobile phone operator, in that letter, expressed its hopes that a large number of students will come under its network during online classes through this initiative.

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