An immigration tribunal has condemned the Home Office's decision to deport thousands of international students for alleged exam fraud. Here, The PIE News takes a look at the events leading up to the launch of the formal inquiry into the agency announced this week.
In a landmark ruling that could see many international students returning to the UK, an immigration tribunal has condemned the Home Office for deporting students for alleged exam deception in 2014 without confirming their role in the deception.
The Home Office's decision to accept TOEFL scores submitted with student visa applications for exams taken prior to April 17 has helped minimise any disruption of ETS terminating its SELT licence, sources indicate. The company has now unveiled voice biometric testing as a new security layer.
The UK government has ended its licence agreement with ETS to provide Secure English Language Testing as required by UKVI. This means that TOEIC and TOEFL scores are no longer valid as proof of English level – ETS confirmed it made the decision after TOEIC fraud was uncovered in UK testing centres.
Langports English Language College in Brisbane/Gold Coast in Australia has opened a dedicated exam testing centre for its students – recognising the growing demand for English language testing and its newfound status as a testing centre for...