3 Canadian Colleges Shut Down, Scamming 2000 Indian Students: Each Paid Upto Rs 12 Lakh
Last month in February, Trak.in covered a story of three Canadian colleges abruptly shutting down its services and classes after demanding students to pay up hefty fees. Many of the affected students in these three Canadian colleges were Indians, who were left in a fix after the development.
Now, over 2,000 Indian students from these colleges, namely M College in Montreal, CDE College in Sherbrooke, and CCSQ College in Longueuil, are conducting rallies and raising slogans, demanding the Canadian government to come ahead and help them.
A Recap into The Whole Case
On Feb 21, 2022, Trak.in covered a story that the aforementioned three Canadian colleges closed all of a sudden after pushing up deadlines for tuition fees and demanding students to pay up hefty sums all of a sudden.
They issued a notice to the students earlier in Feb that they were going to shut down altogether.
With the colleges shutting down all of a sudden, a swarm of Indian students were left in a fix, panicking and flocking to the Indian High Commission in Ottawa for assistance, as many of them were forced to pay huge sums of fees to the colleges without prior indication or warning, ‘only to have their education halted’.
Indian Students Demand Assistance From Canadian Govt
With their education left hanging and their futures stalled, over 2,000 Indian students are demanding intervention by the Canadian government to give them justice, as they appear to have gotten scammed.
The Siasat Daily stated that some of the impacted Indian students, along with their supporters, raised slogans for justice in a rally organized in the Toronto suburb of Brampton on Wednesday.
The students demanded the Canadian government to intervene and help them complete their courses, with many on the verge of completion demanding to be allowed to finish on the basis of their old credits.
The students said that they were being told that the government has given the colleges to find buyers so that the studies could resume.