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“Apply For Refund”: UK University Insists on Sending 3 Nigerian Students Home Over Late Payment of School Fees

Three Nigerian students who paid their tuition late, according to Swansea University in the UK, won’t be permitted to continue their studies.

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"Go Back to Nigeria": 3 Nigerian Students in UK Face Deportation For Paying Their School Fees Hours Late

Three Nigerian students who paid their tuition late, according to Swansea University in the UK, won’t be able to continue their studies as scheduled.

According to information that WOTHAPPEN has exclusively got, the pupils have been dropped from their classes and won’t be re-enrolled.

Omolade Olaitan, Emmanuel Okohoboh, and Paulette Ojogun, three students, paid their tuition after the deadline because of a severe monetary shortage.

March in Nigeria. WOTHAPPEN has confirmed that Omolade, Emmanuel, and Paulette have been reported to the UK Visas and Immigration, or UKVI, office and are in danger of being deported.

The school says:

“We can confirm that appropriate guidance is provided to all students throughout our application process. In our pre-arrival communications to international students it is made very clear that, upon enrolment, a payment of 50% of the total tuition fee (less any deposit already paid) is required, and that failure to make this payment will result in students not being permitted to fully enrol onto our programmes.”

Swansea University says prior guidelines were given Also, Swansea University told Legit.ng that the payment deadline was initially pegged at January 30, 2023, but was later extended to February 24 and March 27, after which an extension was no longer possible.

The school wrote:

“For our student intake in January 2023, the fee was due to be paid before students started their courses on 30th January, with students remaining provisionally enrolled until such time as the 50% fee was paid and all enrolment conditions were met. We acknowledge that some of our students face challenges in successfully making international payments and therefore agreed to extend this enrolment deadline to 24th February 2023, after which point students’ provisional enrolment status was curtailed and they were reported to the UKVI for non-enrolment, in line with UKVI guidance.

“While we had tried to accommodate as many late enrolments as possible, including by extending the original payment deadline, by 27th March 2023 (two months after the start of our January programmes) it was no longer feasible for us to do so, and this was communicated to all students who had not met the full conditions of enrolment at that point.” The students paid their fees later than the prescribed dates with Omolade Olaitan paying her fees on March 29. The school insists that the best the students could do is to seek a refund or to defer their studies to a later date.

The school told Naija News Gossip: “We are of course saddened by the difficulties facing some students and while we are not able to re-enrol them at this stage due to their UKVI status, we have offered advice and guidance, including on securing a refund and on deferring their study to a later start point, provided the conditions set out by UKVI in respect of securing a new visa are met.”

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