• Monday, September 26, 2022


Group accused of rigging English exams to extend hundreds of student visas

The tests were rigged in three centres

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Six people have stood trial for allegedly rigging English language exams for hundreds of overseas students applying for visa extensions after their antics were exposed by a BBC Panorama investigation. The students, who came on student visas but according to prosecutor David Walbank had no “genuine intention to study here”, were charged a vast sum of money to either have the answers to questions read out for them when doing the tests or have someone take the tests on their behalf. Non-Eu students were even provided with forged bank statements and academic records which they could show the Home Office…

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