Visa denial: Canadian college withholds Nigerian applicant’s fees - PUNCH
JANUARY 05, 2023
By Adekunle Sulaimon
A Canadian college, George Brown, has withheld the part payment of school fees paid by a Nigeria applicant, Miss Precious Ademokun, who got denied a study visa by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
Ademokun who spoke with the CBC News said she had received her admission into a programme at George Brown College in April and paid CAD8,867 for the first semester fees out of the total of CAD16,872 for both semesters, before applying for a student visa on July 4, adding, “I was told the visa application process could take six to eight weeks.”
The 19-year-old lady maintained that after months of waiting in Nigeria for her study permit application to be processed, she was denied a student visa — and the Toronto college she applied to won’t refund her money.
“I’m very disappointed and sad,” Ademokun told CBC Toronto.