English language tests inquiry declares thousands of results invalid


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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