PIE News: BAC Supports Student Protection Body (13 June 2012)
A British education lawyer has called for an independent body to be set up to support international students facing unethical treatment by private education providers in the UK. The sector’s biggest accreditation body, the British Accreditation Council (BAC), has backed the idea.
It follows a Huffington Post article published this week, in which international students claim to have been “cheated out of thousands of pounds” by private British colleges during the application process. It gives examples of students being forced to pay tuition fees twice in order to secure a place at their chosen college, or discovering they have been enrolled on the wrong course after arriving in the country.
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