English language tests inquiry declares thousands of results invalid

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More than 50,000 English language tests taken by overseas students to extend their British visas have been declared invalid or questionable as a result of an official investigation into cheating on a huge scale.

Home Office ministers have suspended the overseas student sponsorship licences of one university – Glyndwr, near Wrexham – and 57 private further education colleges as a result of the investigation. Two further universities – West London and Bedfordshire – are no longer allowed to sponsor new students and, pending further investigations may also have their licences suspended.

Ministers have also ordered a fresh inquiry into wider migrant student abuses at all the London sub-campuses of universities based in other parts of Britain in the biggest investigation since the Home Office suspended the licence of the London Metropolitan University.

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