STUDENT TRAFFICKING is the act of recruiting a student through lies, charging exploitative fees, but not providing the student with a proper education. Believe it or not, your college could be involved.
Here’s the problem — At the moment, it’s easy to abuse the recruitment process. Colleges often recruit through agents in the country of origin, and can claim ignorance when the agents cheat the students.
Well, the buck stops here.
You, college students, are best placed to stop student trafficking. You are the paying customers of these colleges and you need to make your voice heard.
Create a petition badge and share it on Facebook, tagging your college’s official Facebook account so that they know about it.
Search for your college to make a petition badge, and find out its official Facebook name.
We want Malaysian colleges to stop student trafficking by:
1. CUTTING OUT TRAFFICKING AGENTS
Regulating recruitment agents by adopting a commission-only policy, where agents are not allowed to charge students directly. They are only paid a commission by the institution. Agents who flout this policy are blacklisted. Approved agents are listed on the institution’s website.
2. ADOPTING ANTI-TRAFFICKING PROCEDURES
These practices will screen for trafficking victims when students enrol, and outline how to handle trafficking cases.
3. ORGANISING AN ANTI-TRAFFICKING FORUM
Raise awareness by organising a forum on human trafficking, to empower students and staff to act against trafficking.
higher education institutions have pledged online and implemented the pledges.
higher education institutions have not responded to the campaign.