Teletalk will provide internet bandwidth at nominal cost to the students
Government mobile operator Teletalk
Bangladesh Limited will provide internet bandwidth at nominal cost to the
students of public and private universities of the country to continue their
online education activities. Students from all universities in the country
using the BDREN platform run by the Bangladesh University Grants Commission
(UGC) will get this facility.
At present, 42 public and 8 private universities are using BDREN platform. Students will be able to participate in classes online through the Zoom application. For this, students have to be under the network of Teletalk.
The facility will be available for a monthly recharge of Tk 100, the UGC said in a press release on Wednesday (September 2). The recharged money will be credited to his original account. This money can be spent on voice calls and data. Unused money 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.
The notification further said that BDREN sent a letter to all mobile operators including Teletalk Bangladesh Limited on July 21 to enable students to use free online education resources. In response to Bdren's call, Teletalk issued a letter of consent on August 27.
In the letter, Teletalk said that Bdren's majesty is feeling lucky to be involved in the national crisis. Teletalk thinks that through this initiative a huge portion of the students will come under their network during online classes.
In this context, the chairman of the UGC, Professor. Kazi Shahidullah said the initiative to keep students online at the university level during the Corona epidemic is very timely. He thanked the Ministry of Education, the Department of Posts and Telecommunications and Teletalk Bangladesh Limited for responding to the initiative to provide internet bandwidth at nominal cost.
The UGC Chairman expressed his gratitude to the Minister of Education and the Minister of Telecommunications for taking effective steps to provide free internet bandwidth to the students to keep the country's higher education activities afloat.
The Education Minister recently expressed optimism that measures would be taken within the first week of September to enable students to access digital devices and internet at low cost.