Chinese student banned from middle school after father's work permit expires

Posted In: News Date:Feb 13th, 2020

Surrounded by tubes of bright coloured paint and large images of Chinese ink art that hang on the wall, Jerry Fu jots down equations in his math workbook.

He's not allowed to go school.

Jerry, 11, and his five-year-old sister, Sophia, have been studying at the CC Art Gallery for the past 21 days, while his dad tries to get an extension to his Canadian work permit.

"I can teach them [but] they need their own friends," said their father, Yougun Fu, who also goes by Lex.

Lex moved his family to Fredericton in July of 2018, where he worked in online marketing for the gallery.