Developing Nations are developing new reforms and guidelines to monitor dodgy educational agents. Due to fraud educational agents and migration agents, many students are getting into trouble and losing their hard-earned money. This is, in turn, spoiling the reputation of the international education system. Some of the leading nations like Australia, the UK, New Zealand, and Ireland have prepared a new framework. This new framework is introduced as The London Statement. According to this new framework the educational agents will be responsible for the fraudulent on student visas.
Australia one of the English-speaking nations has formally declared a new ethical framework. That will regulate the recruitment process of international students. The new Ethical framework is known as the London Statement. The new joint statement of principles has been agreed upon by education officials from Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and New Zealand. They have set out clear guidance for academic institutions and educational agents recruiting international students. And this includes details on international student visa applications.
The London Statement
The main emphasis is on the importance of responsible business ethics and clarifies that agents and consultants refrain “from being party to any attempt by students or others to engage in fraudulent visa applications”.
Greater collaboration between agents, consultants, and destination country educational institutions will improve ethical standards.
Many agents who recruit international students to schools, colleges, and universities work on a commission basis. When even a small number of these consultants and agents act unethically or illegally, both students and academic institutions will suffer.
It is important that the reputation and integrity of international education continue to be held in high regard. We must ensure that international students receive advice that will enable them to have high-quality educational experiences
The new framework will encourage good practice among student recruitment agents and support international collaboration.
The London Statement presents a number of worthwhile considerations, the key will be for regulations and standards to be enforced by governments. One strategy, which was suggested, would be for federal bodies to declare that they will not accept student visa applications that have been prepared by unregistered offshore migration agents
The London Statement was drafted in mid-March. The international code of ethics was formally declared in a joint statement on April 26.
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