Labor department asks to impose fines on illegal school

To prevent further wrongdoings of Ho Chi Minh City-based American Vietnamese International School (AVIS), the city labor department asked the local government to impose penalty on the school.

AVIS disappears  but it turns out to be  Van Xuan Training Institute and International Cooperation (Photo; SGGP0

AVIS disappears but it turns into  Van Xuan Training Institute and International Cooperation (Photo; SGGP)

In a report on wrongdoings of AVIS, the city Department of Labor, War Invalids, and Social Affairs (DOLISA) said the school opened a unaccredited three-year college degree and enrolled 300 students for this degree while it was allowed to offer only short-term courses.

DOLISA, the Department of Education and Training, the Department of Planning and Investment of Ho Chi Minh City and other relevant agencies will discuss penalties on AVIS although the school has taken the initiative to pay back over VND1 billion tuition fee to 75 enrolled students for 2010-2011 academic year.

However, the school has still not paid back to 300 students of the last academic year.

Moreover, after Sai Gon Giai Phong reported its wrongdoings, AVIS disappeared. The school turned into Van Xuan Training Institute and International Cooperation.

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By Thanh Hung - Translated by Quan Vu

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