Aimlessly perusing an online news website, this morning, a man was confronted with an advertisement that invited him to become a Qualified Accountant, so he decided he would look further into the lucrative prospect.
Moys Kenwood, 55, quickly clicked on the advert for London School of Business and Finance (LSBF), and discovered that becoming a fully qualified, industry-certified accountant was as easy as clicking 'Apply', so he did.
What he found there was astonishing!
Having previously imagined that accounting was the kind of profession for which one would have to study seriously for a number of years, he now found that this 'study' could be completed "in a matter of weeks", and could be undertaken in one's spare time!
And the fees were realistic, too, he incorrectly imagined.
A place in the 'Higher Diploma in Accounting & Finance' programme at the Singapore site, was just SGD$15200!
However, as he prepared to complete the application form, having collected his credit card details, he noticed something worrying.
In the information, was a section containing these two sentences:
1. "LSBF's Accounting and Finance programmes are designed to provide student with the best possible preparation for a successful career in the accounting and finacial industry."
2. "The programme will equip with you the knowledge and skills for analysing financial and management accounting information."
He thought about the phrases "provide student" and "equip with you", and reasoned that, any school that isn't equipped with the knowledge and skills to use correct English, should probably be avoided.