Flying school disregards Ministry demands, opens 2021 intakes

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Addu City, Maldives – The Asian Academy of Aeronautics (AAA), commonly referred to as the Addu Flying school, has announced that intakes upcoming year, directly violating a notice by the Ministry of Higher Education.

The Ministry of Higher Education, on the 22nd of October notified the school that it should not accept any new students until currently enrolled students finish their courses.

However, on the school’s website, they have announced courses for 2021 and opened enrollment for these. There are apparently 40 students currently studying the announced Multi Engine Rating course, with only 1 airworthy plane available to them.

The school started acting in bad faith towards the students more rigorously following a notice by the Ministry of Higher Education of the Maldives, which stated that the school will take action against them, along with instructions on to improve the situation for the students.

However, not only has the school failed to comply within the working 20 days, which was the period allocated for them, but has started doubling down on the grievances put on students, of which the latest is the recent termination of 15 students.

The Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation of Maldives Aishath Nahula has vowed yesterday to take action against Academy after 15 students were terminated.