Canada’s George Brown School has withheld a part of the tutoring charge paid by a Nigerian applicant, Miss Treasured Ademkun, who was denied a examine visa by the Division of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
Ademkun, who spoke to CBC Information, mentioned she was accepted to this system at George Brown School in April and paid CAD 8,867 for the primary semester out of a complete of CAD 16,872 for each semesters, earlier than making use of for a scholar visa on July 4. including: “I used to be instructed the visa utility course of may take six to eight weeks.”
The 19-year-old claimed that after ready months in Nigeria for her examine allow utility to be processed, she was denied a scholar visa – and the Toronto school she utilized to will not give her a refund.
“I am very dissatisfied and unhappy,” Ademkun instructed CBC Toronto.
When Ademkun contacted the school on September 19, with no determination on her visa from IRCC, she missed the deadline for the college’s refund.
On October 6, she acquired the IRCC determination. She was denied a examine allow.
Regardless of this, the Canadian school instructed Ademokun that it couldn’t refund any of the charges she paid to the college.
She appealed, however the faculty rejected her request for a withdrawal and refund in a letter despatched to her on December 15.
In a letter to Ademkun, George Brown School denied her enchantment to withdraw her first tuition deposit of $8,962 as a result of she didn’t meet the deadline.
Wanting on the establishment’s web site to substantiate their request, she wrote: “At George Brown School, worldwide college students who’ve been denied a examine allow are entitled to a refund or deferral, if requested inside their deadline.”
When CBC Toronto contacted the college’s registrar, Janene Christiansen, she mentioned in a press release that she values her worldwide college students and understands that “it is all the time a giant disappointment when examine permits are denied.”
Christiansen added: “the college is ‘following immediately’ with Ademokun to ‘discover a answer’.”
“Now that new data is coming to gentle, we’re following up immediately with the person to assemble extra particulars and discover a answer.”
Christiansen additionally mentioned George Brown School’s worldwide withdrawal and refund coverage is aligned with different Ontario schools and complies with Ministry of Schools and Universities directives in addition to IRCC rules.
Nevertheless, she says, the college is reviewing its inner processes and insurance policies to “guarantee an improved, clear and clear course of for all potential college students.
When The PUNCH on the canada web site about examine permits for worldwide college students, it says it at present lasts till 9 weeks for processing.