University License suspended, action on new rules began
As the Glasgow Caledonian University have not complied with the new rules resulted in suspension of its license.
Acting upon the new rules as they came in effect recently, a Scottish university got its international license suspended. The university license was suspended due to its doubts about its functioning in student visa system. As a result of this now the university will not be to sponsor any foreign students.
The UK Borders Agency (UKBA) has taken back the license of Glasgow Caledonian University for the time being.
Phil Taylor, the UKBA regional director in Scotland and Northern Ireland says, “I can verify that Glasgow Caledonian University’s tier 4 license is suspended because of the abuses of immigration system.”
This step was taken after some issues were raised concerning the amount on time spent by the nursing students from Philippines on their course work was less and the same time was used by them as working. This observation came out after an inspection that took place at the starting of this month.
According to the law, university has 28 days to prove its concerns to the Home Office or else its license could be cancelled.
The UK recently has a part of its new visa rules have been working in lowering down the number of foreign students by keeping a check on student visa abuse.
The country’s new policies, ensures that only highly trusted sponsors should bring in the foreign students and taking their course work regularly and in line with the requirements of the new immigration rules for the students. Now the authorities are going to keep standard checks on the sponsors, universities and other education institutions. They will strictly act upon the evidence found when they are not complying with their duties and responsibilities as per the rules.
“The Glasgow Caledonian University, is cooperating with the authorities to look into the issue brought up for the group of foreign students pursuing the Bachelors course in nursing sector, and we also hope to resolve such problem in coming future”, as told by a Glasgow Caledonian University authority.
The authority further explained that UKBA have implemented suspension 28 days for the time being during which they can check through how their processing of immigration paperwork. The University also believes that they are working in co ordination with the rules and are ready to introduce changes required as per the new rules set.
Now the universities have to keep on the check the students they are sponsoring as the new rules are stricter and have raised standards for admissions as well as have limited the working scope of students.