King’s International Business School has asked its students to sign a petition, acknowledging that they had signed off on their attendance, and that the school had informed them that their results are based not just on exam grades but attendance rates as well, among others.
Seventeen out of King’s 40 students have signed the petition so far.
This comes after the Council of Private Education ordered the school to stop offering or conducting courses on Monday (Apr 20) with immediate effect.
The council said it had evidence that King’s awarded students diplomas in maritime studies without them having to attend classes, or to be tested.
It will cancel King’s registration as a private school from May 5th.
King’s will have to refund students outstanding fees, or arrange for them to study at another private institution run by the school’s owners.
The school says it will be appealing the decision to de-register it.
10 King’s students who were supposed to take their final exams next week, mainly in maritime studies, will not be able to do so.