Male’, Maldives – Parliamentary Member of Maduvvari Constituency Adam Shareef, who is in the Parliament on a People’s National Congress (PNC) ticket has submitted the Asian Academy of Aeronautics, better known as the Addu Flying School’s issue to Parliament today.
In a letter to Former President and Current Speaker of Parliament Mohamed Nasheed, Shareef highlighted issues faced by flying school students preventing them to finish their course.
The letter mentioned that courses advertised to be completed within 18 months has been extended to more than four years for local students because the school has not conducted the required classes on time, and that these extensions have caused extensive financial strain on students.
In addition to this, the letter included issues such as the school not conducting essential training and the termination of students without valid reasons.
Students who have been studying at the school after securing student loans are facing financial problems, and most students do not believe they can complete there courses at the school due to it’s current situation, the letter read.
While numerous high ranking government officials, including MP Rozaina Adam, The Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation of Maldives Aishath Nahula, Finance Minister Ibrahim Ameer and most recently, Vice President Faisal Naseem have called for or promised to bring meaninful change for students at the school, effective measures have yet to be taken.
The school is also currently under investigation by Maldives Police Service (MPS) after Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) submitted AAA’s case to both the MPS and the Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA) last Monday as the school demands that students pay their fees in US Dollars, which is a violation of current monetary regulations.