Govt. of India, ensure that the fraudulent IBAM Academy refunds all its students
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For those who are not aware, IBAM Academy is a University that claimed that the Govt. of India and Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) offered legal attestation and affiliation of their programs.
A couple of months ago, the numerous students attending the University, including myself, were surprised to find out that this was never the case, as the regulatory body under the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry was quick to decide. Worst of all, we never received an email, most of us found this out through a browse of the Internet.
What disrespect for students who paid good money for an inexistent service. Of course, this situation is one of the worst nightmares of students or students-to-be. There are millions of people worldwide who don’t have the financial position to attend any UK or US-born University. Many of you, either in my situation or not, can empathise with the feelings of shame, inequality, or inadequacy because you lack a degree –especially for areas of study which require it.
All we want is to improve our chances of succeeding in an overly-competitive world, but lack the economic power despite working full-time to independently sustain ourselves. Our families are not better off, and we want to support them, as they did when we were children. We don’t want to feel like an embarrassment, and we no longer want to feel inferior.
According to educations.com, where I found this program, “IBAM is the nation's foremost institute in the field of alternative medicine. With over 200,000 practitioners and over 195 affiliated centres all across the country, IBAM is affiliated with the International Association of Educators for World Peace (Consultative Status with United Nations ECOSOC, UNICEF and UNESCO), United Nations University for Peace, and the Indian Committee of Non-Governmental Organizations for the United Nations. IBAM actively strives to advance the scientific study and professional practice of alternative medicines”.
These big statements made student worldwide believe that IBAM Academy was a viable option for us to enrich our future. Thus, it is a violation of our rights to let this fraudulent University steal our money, and we want it refunded!
To the Govt. of India or any other institution once affiliated with IBAM Academy, we kindly ask you to support the access to education, to understand our sensitive position, and to force this deceitful University to give its students a refund of their hard-earned fees!
Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today -Malcolm X
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