Students’ visa abuse: licences of 33 educational providers revoked

`Government will not hesitate in acting against educational providers violating rules.’ 14th June 2011: The action taken by the new government to clamp down on students’ visa abuse has resulted in revoking of licences of 33 educational providers.
The Home Office claimed  56 educational providers were placed under suspension; 32 of these are still currently suspended, and 24 have been re-instated
The London Education and Development Academy is among institutions to have its licenses revoked.

The action came soon after an unannounced visit to the college by UK Border Agency officers last year found that language tests to ensure foreign students spoke the required level of English were not being monitored.

The UKBA officers also found that  qualifications were being accepted at face value and several false documents from students were found

The licence was suspended on 10 September 2010 and revoked on 9 November 2010.

Immigration minister Damian Green said: ‘This shows that this government will not hesitate in taking action against educational providers who do not abide by our rules.’


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