|Class is going on in a classroom of illegal Shiraz University|
The name of the illegal institution is Shiraz University which had been operating for a year on the premises of the Canadian International College in Knowledge Village, which also had no permit from the education regulator, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority. Shiraz had been offering courses from bachelor’s up to PhD.
Students are now being advised to look at other institutions. But unfortunately, the only available alternative is the Islamic Azad university, also in Knowledge Village. Asma Dalmook, heads of permits and regulations at the KHDA, said: “We have informed Shiraz University that they do not have permission to continue operations in Dubai and to find alternatives for the students currently registered. We have provided options for their students to choose from.”
Students have been warned to research their chosen institutions before beginning their studies.
Dr Ayoub Kazim, managing director of TECOM Investments’ Education Cluster, which comprises DKV and Dubai International Academic City (DIAC), said in a statement: “When we became aware that Canadian International College [CIC] was also acting as host for unapproved courses on behalf of Shiraz University, we immediately referred the matter to the KHDA.”
“We are currently in discussions with the KHDA about the situation and Canada International College is no longer located in Dubai Knowledge Village.”