India has voiced concern about the number of its citizens who are “defrauded” in Canada by recruiters who persuade them to enroll in for-profit private universities with dubious track records.
Sanjay Kumar Verma, India’s new high commissioner to Ottawa, told reporters on Thursday that “it’s a major issue we have to look at.”
Verma urged the community to flag such institutions so that potential students could be forewarned ahead of time not to enroll there.
He claimed that “impressionable” Indian students are “duped” as a result of “factually incorrect narratives doing the rounds in India”
Numerous Indian students have encountered difficulties in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec in recent months, raising concerns about the issue, particularly recruiters operating on behalf of such private universities.
In order for students to “examine the qualifications of the universities they are seeking to join carefully,” Verma urged the community to “communicate correct information with our students before they are recruited.”