The UK Border Agency (UKBA) had conducted a surprise check at the London Metropolitan University on August 30 last and consulted at random more than one hundred documents. This agency is responsible for enforcing the new laws to limit the number of foreign students and to check whether these students attend classes regularly.
The legislation contain certain provisions which must be followed by the university or college, otherwise the UKBA may order their closure.
During this check, British inspectors found that more than 100 records were not compliant with the regulations pertaining to, among other things, the number of hours of class attendance, which led to the institution’s licence to be revoked.
An appeal launched by the London Met however has seen judge Justin Owen give a ruling on Friday saying the students can continue their studies until the London High Court takes a final decision.
This ruling is conditional upon the university refraining from recruiting new students.
President of Campus Abroad Mauritius Ltd and a recruiters for the University Jaddoo Ramduth, stated, “We are pleased with this decision as the students feared they might have to return without completing their studies. We remain in contact with the Mauritian High Commission.”