Australian education industry is in tatters
Once famous as a highly respected international education sector, the education industry of Australia has become a recognized immigration racket with forged English language exams and fake courses, and all this because of the country’s lust for high-dollar Indian students.
At a time when the federal government and the industry is working to repair the damage done by the recent attacks on students from India, education agents have been saying that the violence has just partly uncovered the corruption within the $14 billion industry.
An investigation into the foreign student industry has revealed that thousands of students from India are being enrolled in fake courses at great prices, and are made to believe unrealistic things regarding cheap living and easy jobs.
As per a report, operators throughout Punjab, from where most Indian students come to Australia, openly advertise about “contract marriages” for prospective immigrants to partner those who have cleared the English test required to get student visa.
Insiders of the industry also say that a thriving market is also working around the International English Language Test System, with foreign students ready to pay anything around $20,000 for getting a good result.
A respected Indian education agent in the Australian market, Sonya Singh, said that an Indian student who successfully acquires his visa suddenly gets a shock when he finds few poor students on the same flight to Australia to pursue the same course as him.
She said that her own students do not wish to study in Australia as they have seen poor students going there.