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Australia Will Not Deny Visa to PSEB Students

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Here’s a very positive news report for the students keen to study in Australia, especially those who have cleared the 10+2 exams under the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB)!

In what could be a big relief for several PSEB students from India, the Education and Training Department of Australia Government officials have reportedly clarified that there will not be any Australia visa refusal to such students, as reported earlier by a section of media. That this is a big respite for every Indian student clearing the 10+2 exams from the PSEB cannot be ruled out.

Reportedly, Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema--the Punjab Education Minister--had doggedly pursued the matter with the Australian High Commission. Earlier, the Australian officials had proclaimed the refusal of visas to the students from the PSEB (10+2 examination) forcing the minister to leave no stone unturned to resolve the matter, to protect the interests of the beleaguered students.

An official spokesperson of the PSEB reportedly declared that the Education and Training Department of Australia Government has made it pretty clear to the PSEB Chairperson, and it’s presently clear that while no visa has been refused, none will be refused in the future for the students from the PSEB.

Application Evaluation on Merit

The Administration of Oz has elucidated further that under the Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) condition, every petition is duly reviewed on the basis individual merit.

Explanation from Australian Officers

Authorities from the Education and Training Department of Australia have explained about the subject to the PSEB Chairperson. The concerned person, Ms Elizabeth Campbell Dorning, replied in a letter dated April 12by the PSEB to the Australian Administration even while the PSEB Chairperson Dr Tejinder Kaur Dhaliwal was reportedly explained about the subject. As mentioned earlier, Dr Cheema had taken up the matter with the department’s higher-ranking authorities.

For those not tuned in, lately, there has been a great deal of bewilderment among students having passed their 12th from the PSEB in the backdrop of the reports that Down Under was not giving visas to the students from the PSEB.

A new report disclosed that a letter of refusal was issued to an Indian student who had submitted an application for a vocational education and training sector (subcategory visa). The letter indicated that the exams carried out through the PSEB are not listed as equivalent to an Australian grade 12 qualification under the Australian Education International—National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition Guidelines (AEI—NOOSR).

Significantly, the PSEB is a top board in India even as 1000s of Indian students, who passed from the PSEB, are presently registered at various establishments across the globe, and are doing pretty well there. The PSEB is a constitutional power administering every facet of the school education in Punjab.


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