The PAC's just-released report criticises the department for not proactively identifying the innocent students who got caught up in its decision to revoke thousands of visas, and urges it to rectify the situation.
The evidence used to accuse thousands of international students of cheating in the TOEIC test has been defined “confused, misleading, incomplete and unsafe” in the report summarising the inquiry of the APPG created to investigate the case.
“Some people may have been wrongly accused and in some cases, unfairly removed from the UK”: this is the verdict of the UK’s National Audit Office which has assessed the case of international students who were accused of cheating in TOIEC exams needed to gain the right to study in the country.
A documentary exposing the impact that the Home Office decision to revoke thousands of visas after the TOEIC cheating scandal in 2014 had on the life of the international students affected has been launched.
The UK Home Office is being investigated on its handling of the so-called TOEIC cheating scandal, following fresh media attention on the plight of the "English language test victims" who had their studies curtailed due to concerns over fraud.
Campaigners supporting students in the legal battle to clear their names from the accusation of cheating on the TOEIC exam have expressed worry as two incidents, including an overnight detention, affected two of the students involved in the campaign last week.