Bangladeshi students duped by fake universities

An investigation by journalists in Malaysia has found that thousands of Bangladeshi students were brought into the country by fraudulent private universities offering them higher education through agents, and are now working as undocumented workers instead, reports the Dhaka Tribune.

R.AGE, the youth news and lifestyle platform of The Star, reported that many students have been charged over MYR20,000 (US$4,660) by agents to secure student visas and admission into these fake institutions.

Upon arrival, the students realise that the universities are not real, nor can they work under student visas. Without any choice, they work illegally in inhumane conditions to repay their debts and buy a ticket home. Many still continue to pay the agents to renew their student visas to continue working.
Full report on the Dhaka Tribune site