Sixty former nursing students have demanded compensation from the Christian University of Thailand located in the Nakhon Pathom province for its uncertified course. The students have filed a lawsuit with the Central Administrative Court demanding 300,000 to 480,000 baht in compensation.
The university is said to have admitted 360 students to its College of Nursing in the 2017 academic year and released the list of accepted students on May 18, 2017.
The new students paid for their course in the same year unaware of the fact that the course was uncertified.
The current students only learnt that the Thailand Nursing and Midwifery Council had not certified the school’s nursing curriculum when potential applicants sought admission into the nursing college for the academic year of 2018.
In fact, the council had previously advised the university to stop admitting new students to its nursing colleges in May, 2019 but the university failed to do so.
This was due to an incident that took place earlier in the year which involved the parents of two nursing graduates who sued the university for admitting its students into the course in the academic year of 2017/18, despite the fact that the degrees had not been approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
It has been confirmed that the college’s nursing curriculum is uncertified by both the council and the Office of the Higher Education Commission, meaning its students would not be either.
As a result, the sixty claimants have left the university, found new schools and decided to take legal action against the university for its fraud.
Some students claimed that they had wasted two years due to the university’s inability to acquire certification for their curriculum as promised, yet revealed that they had failed to do so last month.
The students said that they had paid tuition fees costing over 100,000 baht a year as well as other expenses including accommodation costs.