UK Student Visa Rules Tightened: Aim To Minimize Migration!
Fake Students: The number of fake students living in the United Kingdom is substantial and Damian Green asserted that such an abuse of the immigration law has to be stopped. He has asked for a mandatory reform of the immigration system and a crackdown is imminent on such bogus students.
Defense of The Steps: Student leaders have always objected entry of such students in the UK as for them it is an utter mockery. Green further defended the steps taken stating that people use bogus courses merely as a way to get to the UK. The government simply intends to cut down the number of those students coming to the UK who are not from the European Union. Their ultimate aim is to drive out all non-EU students back to their country.
QAA and ISI: The reforms also incorporate a declaration that Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) and the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) will deeply probe and analyze the private institutions regarding their standards of education at the University Level. “The main aim of people coming to UK is to work instead of studying and a huge number of institutions provide immigration service instead of being educational entities”, said the minister at QAA’s educational supervision conference.
Reforms: Under the new system only highly backed sponsors could be able to offer courses at the undergraduate level to adults, and checks will be much more in-depth to ensure the compliance. Aspirants will be facing harder tests on their proficiency in English and will be asked to prove their educational progress if they wish to extend their studies. Further, bring in dependants and service rights will also be made limited.
The Green Side: “There shall be more emphasis on curbing abuse of the system and focus on quality. We have to make sure that people don’t come in here for work or for British Passports,” said Damian Green. He further revealed that in the past year about 91,000 people came to the UK and studied at institutions that were not highly backed. “This abuse can clearly reach enormous intensities”, he added.
Talent: Damian Green further added, “I believe that UK should look for more competence and talent from overseas. In such a case it becomes imperative that we carefully select who comes here and how long they should stay.” According to him, students generally don’t just study and head back home, many of them take up a low-quality course just for the sake of staying and working. He believes that crackdown is compulsory to provide the natives the best chance.