Perth language school shuts doors

The administrator of GEOS Perth says the school will not be re-opened, displacing nearly 500 international students enrolled in English language courses at the school that operates out of St Mark's International College in Highgate.


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It would abe appreciated if more of these articles revealed who the brain-trust are behind these businesses. I am also intrigued to know what Government handouts they applied for and received! This is an appalling result for this sector and for our international reputation in the region where I assume the majority of the students come from. Lets see some names so we know who to steer clear of in future???

The brain trust behind GEOS is based in Japan and his name is Tsuneo Kusunoki. GEOS has not received any government handouts. The company made the decision to fold after milking it of all money in Australia and sent it to Japan.

This college went under because (a) too much money (earned by St Mark's) was being repatriated to Japan, (b) too heavily discounted courses, (c) too high commissions being paid to agents, and (d) the reportedly opulent lifestyle of GEOS' owners. Each college should, perhaps, be seen as a cost centre in its own right and (b) have 'open accounting', where staff and students can regularly monitor the college's financial health.

Charming business model, imagine the outrage if an Australian went to Asia or Japan and set up and collapsed and took our money home, we would be racists?

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