Govt to make it mandatory for education agents to register

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In the backdrop of attacks on Indian students in Australia, the government will soon make it mandatory for education agents to get themselves registered with it to help track the whereabouts of students and ensure that they are not cheated.

Secretary in the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs K Mohandas said government will soon come out with a “foolproof” mechanism in coordination with Australian Government to ensure quality education for Indian students in that country.

“We will soon make it compulsory for education agents to register themselves with the Ministry. We are determined to create a foolproof mechanism so that Indian students get quality education there and do not land in trouble,” Mohandas said.

He said the government is also concerned about some students taking the route of some vocational courses in some ordinary institutes to get permanent residency in the country.

“There will be foolproof mechanism under which there will be some sort of monitoring. The Australian side is also working on this mechanism,” he said.

The Australian government has recently expressed its unhappiness over the quality of Indian students going to the country.

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