Sunanda Kikla, the owner of a Surrey B.C. college, has been accused of misinformation and fraud by some West African students. She allegedly took thousands of dollars from these students in an attempt to lure them to Canada according to a Global News investigation. She was unable to do as promised and did not return the money taken. Also, B.C.’s government said about $560,000 was collected by Kikla from students who came to Canada who in the long run did not get an education in return.
Students from Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Gambia and Liberia are involved in the situation. They claimed they were lured by the opportunity of getting a top-quality Canadian education and the promises of expansive scholarships as well as guaranteed jobs only to find out that majority of the information they got was grossly untrue.
Brice Djeuffo, a 30-year-old student from Cameroon, said himself and his family were duped and robbed of all that they had. He said he gave all he had to Kikla
in order to get Canadian study permit
on three different occasions, but Kikla did not deliver as promised and stopped answering his calls. According to him, a total of about $9,000
was taken from him though he could only provide a record for $3,300
stating that some payments were made in cash.
Other students and agents said stock photos and other ‘untrue’ information were used to show that FVCC (Fraser Valley Community College)
had a large campus with state-of-the-art technology as well as a lot of students. A student from Monrovia, Liberia, Davidetta carter, said she met Kikla after high school. She was given admission to FVCC and requested to pay $300 for admission letter – she claimed she saw other ten students requested to do the same. She paid in cash but did not get to go to FVCC and did not get her money back.
Kikla, in response, has filed a complaint with National News Media Council
for the spread of false and malicious statement about her. She said students were informed that application fees and some other fees are not refundable. She also claimed to have taken only €2,600
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