Join the movement: Ask Your School to #ReformIELTS

Are you a student, lecturer, administrator, or alumni of a university or tertiary institution that still requests English-speaking Africans to write English proficiency tests before gaining admission? Policy Shapers and our team of campaigners are working hard to address this issue directly with the UK government, and here is how you can join us toContinue reading “Join the movement: Ask Your School to #ReformIELTS”

Our Response Letter to the Home Office – April 14, 2022

April 14, 2022 Simplification of the Rules Taskforce (SORT),  Home Office,  2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF, United Kingdom. CC The Rt Hon Priti Patel MP,  Secretary of State for the Home Department, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF, United Kingdom. Rt Hon Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP, The Speaker of the House of Commons. HouseContinue reading “Our Response Letter to the Home Office – April 14, 2022”

Campaign Statement: Home Office is beating around the bush, must respond to our policy brief

This morning we received, with shock and disappointment, an “automatic message” from the Simplification of the Rules Taskforce (SORT) of the Home Office saying they are unable to respond to “external policy questions”. This is coming one month after we sent a 15-page policy brief spiced with data points from the United Nations, West AfricanContinue reading “Campaign Statement: Home Office is beating around the bush, must respond to our policy brief”

UK Home Office responds to our petition, but leave many questions unanswered

Thanks to all our 45,000+ supporters and all of the pressure we have generated on social media which has now made #ReformIELTSPolicy a trending discussion topic online, the UK Home Office through its Simplification Of the Rules Taskforce yesterday (January 26, 2022 at 4:33pm WAT) replied to a formal inquiry we sent to its office and the HomeContinue reading “UK Home Office responds to our petition, but leave many questions unanswered”

This is why we are asking the UK Home Office to #ReformIELTSPolicy for Anglophone Africans

It all began in February 2020 when I received that email from Nexford University requesting for an English proficiency result as part of the admission requirements for their Bachelor’s program. This request came even after I had paid admission fees, submitted my O-Level results, my journalism diploma certificate and my Harvard Kennedy School Executive EducationContinue reading “This is why we are asking the UK Home Office to #ReformIELTSPolicy for Anglophone Africans”