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Two universities temporarily banned from enrolling overseas students

Two universities had their licenses to admit overseas students temporarily suspended after the UK Border Agency discovered problems with the enforcement of visa rules, ministers have said.

London Metropolitan University was stripped of its highly trusted sponsor status last week after checks by UKBA found breaches of visa rules. Audits found that of a sample of 101 overseas students at London Met, a quarter had no leave to remain in the UK.

UKBA carried out a further sample check of 600 overseas students at London Met, which found problems in 60% of cases, MPs were told.

Speaking in the Commons in response to an urgent question about London Met, the immigration minister Damian Green said that both of the other institutions had resolved their problems and were no longer suspended.

via guardian.co.uk.

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