Students in Nepal not to be affected by UK's decision
KATHMANDU, Sep 1: Islington College in Kathmandu, which is directly affiliated with London Metropolitan University (LondonMet), has stated that they will not be affected by the decision made the UK government.
International students wanting to study in LondonMet, previously, were provided with recommendation letters for their Visa but now have been barred from providing such papers.
“Some international students disappeared during their course and some stayed behind after the completion of their degrees. Hence, the government has put a cap on the University,” informed Sulav Budhathoki, CEO at Islington College, adding that the decision will not affect students currently enrolled with the college here in Kathmandu.
“Nepali students who cannot find a sponsor back in London and opt to come back home can continue their education with us without having to lose any year,” he said.
2,000 students at risk of deportation from UK
More than 2,000 foreign students face possible deportation from Britain after their university was stripped of its right to authorize visas.
Immigration Minister Damian Green said Thursday that London Metropolitan University had lost its “highly trusted status” because a survey had found more than a quarter of its foreign students did not have permission to be in the country.
The students have 60 days to find a new sponsor, or they could find themselves at risk of deportation.
Universities Minister David Willetts says a task force has been set up to help genuine students who are affected through no fault of their own.
The university´s president, Liam Burns, says the government´s “heavy-handed decision makes no sense for students, no sense for institutions and no sense for the country.”