Story of UK Universities ban continues further
Few more Universities in UK have been found to be in non-compliance with the student visa rules
The disaster in the universities of United Kingdom does not seem to stopping at least for the time being. Recently London Metropolitan University was banned, in fact closed down leaving 2,700 students at lurch. Now, in a recent happening two more universities have been banned from enrolling students, after UK Border Agency reported of non-enforcement of visa rules.
However, Immigration Minister Damian Green says that “The other two Institutions have resolved their problems and they are not banned anymore. There suspension too has been revoked.”
Damian Green also informed that “LMU had not been able to ensure the appropriate admission and tracking of students from abroad which was revealed by UKBS.”
A special task force has been appointed which would shift these students to some other universities of UK. If they are not shifted in another 60 days’ time then they will have to return back to their own country.
Labor MP Jeremy Corbyn says, “The image around the world is projected as though overseas students may be deported from this country because of a decision made by UKBA for which there is no detail five as to the basis of that decision.”
He also expresses his dissatisfaction over the period of the year when government has taken this action. He also terms this act as “ministerial incompetency”, apart from being worried about the happening having a negative impact on the nation’s economy.
This is not for the first time when international students feel that they are cheated. On last many occasions overseas students have paid double fees for getting a college of their choice and a course of their liking. Unfortunately, when they arrive at the land of UK they find themselves enrolled in a wrong course.
Some education lawyers who fought such cases against the colleges believe that the fault lies with the colleges that they don’t make the students aware of the “terms and conditions”. They also suggest the students do make their proper research before choosing a college or a course and making any amount of payment. Experts in the field say that the process of “student enrollment” is done by international agents who intentionally do not disclose the entire set of terms and conditions keeping them in dark. Once they arrive here, they suddenly come to know that they have to pay a sum of money.
Not one section or group is to be blamed for the disasters happening in the UK universities. The enforcement of law in the country has to become prompt enough to catch any wrong doers who are maligning the reputation of the country in the international market. Larger roles have to be played by the British Accreditation Council to curb such instances of student cheating in some way or the other.
Also the students need to do a lot of research before making a final decision.