KU to disburse TK 20-lakh loan among indigent students

Publish: 5:36 PM, July 25, 2020 | Update: 5:36:PM, July 25, 2020

KHULNA, – During the current epidemic situation, Khulna University (KU) authorities have taken an initiative to give education loan around Tk 20 lakh 30 thousand among 406 poor students to continue their online education activities.

Each of 14 students under 29 Disciplines will get interest free loan of Taka 5,000 which will have to be paid after coronavirus pandemic is over.

The decision was made in a cybernetic meeting between Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Md Fayequzzaman and university’s different disciplines heads on Thursday afternoon, said a KU press release issued by its public relation officer Atiar Rahman last evening.

The VC said interest-free education loans will be provided to indigent students who cannot afford the necessary devices and are unable to avail internet packages.

Apart from this, teachers and KU alumni association will help the indigent students in various ways, he added.

He, however, said 24-hour telemedicine facilities from the university medical center have been arranged so that students can get medical treatment at home during corona epidemic.

The VC expressed hope that the education loan would be disbursed soon after Eid among the students