Missing trade pupils could be in Toronto

Lisa R. Parker

Two Vietnamese trade college students who had been described missing from the Moncton region before this thirty day period are not lacking at all — according to the head of the school liable for bringing them in this article.

Dale Ritchie, president of McKenzie Higher education, said the girls are safe and sound with relatives in Toronto.

Ngan Ngoc Nguyen, 17, and her cousin Diu Thu Thi Nguyen, also 17, initially arrived to New Brunswick final summertime as a result of McKenzie College’s English and Journey summer season camp.

They then went on to study at Moncton High College in the slide and keep with host families.

Ritchie said he spoke Monday with an group in Vietnam that helped the teens enrol in courses overseas.

As a outcome of that discussion, Ritchie said, he believes the teenagers may have absent to Toronto to perform. He mentioned he didn’t consider this must have been handled as a missing persons case and felt matters experienced been blown out of proportion.

The ladies ended up among pupils who took portion in a 3-week summer months camp intended for global pupils who want to learn English and uncover New Brunswick. (McKenzie Higher education)

He confirmed the two teens were among the global learners who took portion in past summer’s a few-week, $2,850 camp hosted by the university. 

But in accordance to Sgt. Mario Fortin of the Codiac RCMP, the investigation is continuing, and the ladies are nonetheless viewed as lacking.

Fortin said the Toronto lead was one the police were exploring, but that until eventually an officer could see the girls facial area to face, the investigation remained open.

The ladies were previous noticed in Moncton the morning of Nov. 9 at the Maritime Bus depot.  

Didn’t share plans

3 times later, the two students were noted lacking by the households they ended up remaining with in New Brunswick, according to RCMP. In accordance to Ritchie, they didn’t tell their host people in Moncton about their designs. 

Atlantic Schooling Global, which hosts about 700 intercontinental high faculty learners each year in New Brunswick, said it was involved about the condition.

The corporation claimed this was the first time an incident like this experienced occurred with 1 of its college students.

The cousins have been two of 42 Vietnamese exchange pupils who came to the province this yr.

Citizenship, Refugees and Immigration Canada stated while this is currently a missing individuals case, any violation of immigration rules would be investigated by the Canada Border Products and services Agency.  

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