A Chinese university in Central China's Hubei Province has dismissed 92 international students for poor academic performance or violating school regulations, local media reported on Sunday.
International students and admission administration suggest that schools launch a more reasonable evaluation system, engage in more publicity and improve the quality of teaching in English to better select and attract high-quality international students. (Photo: IC)
Changjiang Daily reported that Wuhan University dismissed 92 international undergraduate, postgraduate and visiting students from a dozen countries in order to maintain the school's teaching standards.
Some of the students failed to register on time, some failed to pay the required tuition, some skipped compulsory classes without permission and some failed classes, the report said.
Mo Yiwen, deputy director of the university's international school was quoted in the report as saying that the school had warned the students a year earlier and tried to communicate and educate them but the students failed to improve.
Local media platform cnhubei.com reported on Monday that the university has dismissed 181 international students this year. The university said the students were expelled in accordance with school regulations, the report said.
Mo said the university has dismissed more foreign students this year than previous years in response to a request of China's Ministry of Education to strictly manage foreign students, the Changjiang Daily reported.
According to university regulations, evaluation standards of international students are in principle the same as those for Chinese students. Students who fail to pay tuition are not allowed to register and students who have missed 20 hours of classes will be warned or even dismissed, the regulations state.
Other local universities have dismissed international students for the similar reasons, the report said.
A student from Ukraine failed to obtain her doctorate at Hubei University because she was busy working on TV shows and didn't finish her dissertation on time. She had earned a master's degree at the university in 2013.
Zhang Haimou, dean of school of international studies of the university, was quoted in the Changjiang Daily report as saying that the education ministry attaches great importance to the studies of overseas students in China and in recent years issued regulations to improve the quality of education offered to the students.
The ministry in July vowed to enhance the management of international students amid controversy over so-called privileges enjoyed by some international students on Chinese campuses.
Universities should brief international students on Chinese regulations and laws, campus discipline and safety rules, seriously punish those who violate the rules and not tolerate those suspected of committing crimes, said the ministry in a statement on its website on July 21.
Universities and educational administration departments at all levels are required to step up efforts to regulate the management of international students and offer education and test assessment to Chinese students with the same standard, said the statement.