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Three UK varsities, 57 colleges banned from sponsoring international students
London, June 28: Three universities and 57 private colleges have been told they cannot
sponsor any new international students in a major crackdown on suspect
English language qualifications.
In a statement to the
House of Commons on June 24, immigration minister James Brokenshire
said he was taking the action in the light of "detailed and wide-ranging
investigation into actions by organised criminals to falsify English
language tests for student visa applicants".
It follows a
BBC Panorama expose in February, which revealed systematic cheating in
tests from an organisation called the Educational Testing Service
(ETS).More than 29,000 invalid results and 19,000 questionable results
had been identified so far, though "it is likely that the true totals
will be higher," said Brokenshire, who condemned the organised
criminality behind the fraud.
Brokenshire said the Home
Office had suspended the highly trusted status of Glyndwr University, in
north Wales, which enables it to sponsor the visas of non-European
Some 230 students sponsored by Glyndwr had
been identified as having invalid test results provided by ETS – a
figure rising to 350 if questionable scores were counted.The Home Office
has also told the University of Bedfordshire and the University of West
London that "they are no longer allowed to sponsor new students pending
further investigations which will decide whether they too should be
suspended", Brokenshire added.
At the UWL, the number of
sponsored students with invalid scores stood at 210 – rising to 290 if
questionable ones were included, he said.In addition, Brokenshire said
the licences of 57 private further education colleges to recruit foreign
students had been suspended. According to an official list seen by the
Times Higher Education, they include the London School of Business and
Further abuse was also taking place in the
London sub-campuses of other UK universities, but they had not been
suspended as they were taking steps to resolve the issues, Brokenshire
However, the Quality Assurance Agency had been
asked to examine the London campuses to see whether any further action
should be taken against the parent institutions, he said. Immigration
officers had also established that a number of overseas university
students were earning more than £20,000 a year despite the rule that
they must not work more than 20 hours a week during term time, he said.
university student was working a 60-hour week for six months, he said.
Overseas students at several private colleges are not allowed to work,
yet one college — LSBF — has 290 foreign students who worked and paid
tax last year, he added.
A Glyndwr spokesman said the
university was "deeply upset" that its sponsor licence had been
suspended and was working with the UK Visas and Immigration "to
investigate the issues raised".
Bedfordshire said it had
audited "all current students who have progressed to us from ETS" and
this had enabled it to "reassure" the UKVI that there was no "evidence
of any organised attack" on the university's compliance with immigration
West London vice-chancellor Peter John said it
would be "working closely with UKVI over the next seven days and will
issue a further statement after that time". A spokesman for the LSBF
said it was "surprised and disappointed" by the visa licence
suspensions. "We take our commitments very seriously and we will work
closely with UKVI to resolve this situation swiftly in the near future,"
Liam Byrne, shadow minister for universities,
science and skills, said Labour supported "any action" that protects the
"hard-earned reputation" of the UK higher education "but today's threat
has come from another immigration crisis that's happened on this
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41 MPhil topics approved
Peshawar: A total of 41 out of 43 M.Phil topics were approved in the monthly
meeting of the Advanced Studies and Research Board of the University of
Peshawar held on Tuesday.
The meeting chaired by UoP
Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Rasul Jan also gave extension to one M.
Phil scholar to complete research while the M. Phil admission of one
scholar was frozen on his request.
The scholar presented
the research topics and gave arguments in favour of its contribution to
the relevant field of study, to the board. They were accompanied by the
The vice-chancellor urged the
Deans of Faculties to emphasise more on preparations synopsis of the
research topics and make them in line with the HEC requirement. He
appreciated the research topics proposed by scholars of social sciences
on the occasion.The meeting was attended by Director Admission Prof Dr
Hizbullah Khan, Deans of Faculties and other members of the Advanced
Studies and Research Board.
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KU announces MA result
Karachi: The University of Karachi on Sunday announced the result for MA Final External Annual Supplementary Examination 2013.
Arabic four students appeared and two passed whereas in Economics 576
students appeared and 181 passed. 11 students appeared in English of
them one passed. For General History three students appeared of them two
passed. In International Relations 155 students appeared of them 71
passed. 28 students appeared in Islamic History whereas 20 students
cleared the paper whereas for Islamic Studies 44 students appeared and
27 passed. Six students appeared for Mathematics whereas one passed. In
Philosophy one student appeared and passed. 19 students appeared for
Political Science of them 10 passed. Nine students appeared for Sindhi
of them seven passed. In Urdu 49 students appeared and 24 passed.
The admissions in the evening Diploma and Masters (2014-15) programs at the KU have now begun.
admission forms can be received from the UBL Counter at the KU Silver
Jubilee Gate from June 23 to July 11, between 9:30am and 5pm, according
to the Director Evening Programme Prof Dr Abid Hasnain.The forms can
also be received and submitted at the UBL Branch in KU from 5pm to 7pm -
with a payment of Rs1,000.
However during the month of
Ramazan, the admission forms will only be received and submitted at the
KU Silver Jubilee Gate UBL Counter between 8:30am to 2pm. Classes will commence from August 20.
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LLB part I and II annual exams
Karachi: Karachi University (KU) has announced that LLB part I and II annual exams will
commence from July 3 according to a press release on Friday. Candidates
can obtain their admit cards and date sheets from their respective
colleges. The news
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