AEM is ‘not an international school’
An international school in Singapore is “not an Australian institution”, the Education Ministry has said, in a move that raises questions about how the institution can be accredited in Australia.
An inquiry into the matter by the Australian Education and Training Commission was launched last year, after the head of the school was removed following allegations of misconduct.
In the wake of the inquiry, Education Minister Christopher Pyne ordered an internal investigation, which has since found no evidence of wrongdoing.
“We can confirm that Anem has not been accredited as an Australian educational institution,” the ministry said in a statement.
AEM has not responded to a request for comment.
The Australian Education Union (AEU) welcomed the ministry’s decision.
We are pleased that the Education Minister has recognised the impact the issues raised by this inquiry have had on the AEM community,” the AEA said in an emailed statement.”
The fact that this inquiry has now been completed demonstrates that the Government is committed to addressing issues surrounding the accreditation of Australian educational institutions and is committed that the Australian education system remains an excellent place for our students.
“Anem, located at 4.4km north of Singapore’s capital, has attracted controversy in the past.
According to the school’s website, it offers online courses for children between four and 17, which focus on global education and the arts.
It is the first Australian university to be accredited by the ABC, the body that accredits the universities that administer Australia’s public universities.
While its name is similar to the Chinese word for “gold”, the institution is not a gold mine of gold.
Its main campus, which was recently renovated, is also the only one in Singapore that is a residential school.
Many students at Anem are forced to work at a small, low-paid, part-time factory job for more than $2 an hour, and some students have been arrested.
Last month, Anem issued a statement saying it would not renew its accreditation.
However, its website stated that Anewe would continue to offer the course online and that the institution would be offering classes for free.
Since last year’s controversy, the AEE has also been involved in a separate case involving the school.
In June, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) raided the school and arrested three students.
AFP Commissioner Peter Head has since apologised for the incident, and said the AFP was “not a political party”.
In a statement to ABC News, the school said it “reaffirms the importance of the role of the AFP in our community, and is not affiliated with political parties”.”
It is a school that is very open to all students, irrespective of their political beliefs or views,” the statement said.