Flying school’s harassment issue submitted to Gender Ministry

he Transport and Civil Aviation Minister of Maldives, Aishath Nahula at a committee meeting | photo: Majilis

Male’, Maldives – After alleged harassment of students by administration of the Addu flying school run by the Asian Academy of Aeronautics (AAA), a complaint has been submitted to the Ministry of Gender.

This was revealed during a meeting held by the Parliamentary Committee on National Development And Heritage of Maldives earlier today which was attended by Higher Education Minister of Maldives, Dr. Ibrahim Hassan and the Transport and Civil Aviation Minister of Maldives, Aishath Nahula.

During the meeting, Minister Nahula stated that while the school was being investigated, discimiciniation and harassments by the school was observed. And that this was recently stated in a detailed letter to the Ministry of Gender.

The members of Parliament Committee on National Development And Heritage of Maldives recently visited Addu City to investigate the flying school, and had discussions with AAA students, Gan International Airport officials, The Secretariat of the Addu City Council, and the flying school.

Some of the issues faced by the students include of having their courses extended to more than four years for local students although it should be completed within 18 months. This is because the school has not conducted the required classes on time, and hence the extensions have caused extensive financial strain on students.

In addition to this, several complaints have also risen saying that the school does not conduct essential training and terminate students without valid reasons.

While there are 40 students waiting in list to participate in the flying school check ride, there are reportedly only two aircrafts available for the students to use.