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Ban on UK varsity enrolling foreign students lifted

In a relief to foreign students,including many from India,the British government on Tuesday lifted last year’s ban on a London university enrolling overseas pupils.

In a relief to foreign students,including many from India,the British government on Tuesday lifted last year’s ban on a London university enrolling overseas pupils.

The UK Home Office in a statement said the London Metropolitan University has made improvements since criticism over its “systemic failure” to monitor overseas students.

Reacting to the decision,Indian-origin Labour MP and chairman of the Home Affairs Committee Keith Vaz said,“Today’s decision shows that the hasty verdict by the UK Border Agency to revoke the licence at the start of the new academic year in September,which left thousands of genuine students including,around 350 Indian students,in limbo and at risk of deportation,was the wrong choice.”

London Metropolitan University will be able to admit students from outside the EU again,but numbers will be restricted.