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PM opens disbursement of stipends, tuition fees

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Published: 15:04, 24 June 2024  
PM opens disbursement of stipends, tuition fees

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the stipend and tuition fee distribution among insolvent and meritorious students from secondary to graduate (pass) and its equivalent level.

She opened the disbursement among the insolvent and meritorious students under the Prime Minister’s Education Assistance Trust (PMEAT) at a programme held at Osmani Memorial Auditorium here on Monday (June 24).

The prime minister said the money of the stipends and tuition fees will go directly to the beneficiaries through digital system.

A total of Tk 2,208 crore would be dispensed among more than 6,470,000 (64.70 lakh) students from the secondary, higher secondary, graduation and equivalent level.

The premier also conferred the Bangabandhu Creative Talent Search award-2024 on 15 students and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Scholar Award, 2023 on 21 students.

The Bangabandhu Creative Talent Search awardee 15 students received a certificate and Tk 2 lakh each while the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Scholar awardee 21 students each received a certificate and Tk 3 lakh.

Education Minister Mohibul Hassan Chowdhoury, PM’s Education and Cultural Affairs Adviser Dr. Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury, State Minister for Education Begum Shamsun Naher and Education Secretary Suleman Khan, spoke at the function.

Nusrat Jahan Maliha, a class-VIII student of Hazaribagh Girls’ School and College; Atifa Rahman, a class-X student of Amena-Baki Residential Model School and College in Dinajpur and Pinak Mugdha Das, a Class-XI student of Government Majid Memorial City College in Khulna on behalf of the awardees under Bangabandhu Creative Talent Search-2024; and two students of Dhaka University (DU) Zarin Tasneem Raisa and Al Foysal Bin Kashem Kanon on behalf of the awardees under Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Scholar Award-2023, also shared their feelings at the function.

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