Addu City, Maldives — The Transport and Civil Aviation Minister of Maldives, Aishath Nahula said that within the upcoming six months, she will find a solution for the multiple issues that are being faced by the students of Addu flying school run by Asian Academy of Aeronautics (AAA).
Over the past months, several complaints from the students of the Flying School have caught the attention of many people and the government as well. Some of these complaints include of taking excessive school fees from the students, extending the duration of the courses and not conducted required classes on time as well.
To solve the issues that are being faced by the students, the members of the Parliament Committee on National Development And Heritage of Maldives have also recently visited Addu City and met with the students who are studying at the flying school, higher authorities of the flying school, Addu City Council and the members of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) as well.
On Tuesday, the Committee held a meeting in the presence of two Ministers, Higher Education Minister of Maldives, Dr. Ibrahim Hassan and the Transport and Civil Aviation Minister of Maldives, Aishath Nahula to find a solution for the issues faced by the students.
While speaking at the Committee meeting, Minister Nahula stated that they will not check whether AAA will complete the courses but they are having discussions with foreign schools to provide opportunities for the Maldivian flying school students to finish the remaining part of their courses.
However, Minister Nahula noted that providing opportunities from abroad will take time as it needs to be done under certain regulations.
She further stated that they have been discussing with two foreign schools and if a student gets the opportunity, the Ministry will work on giving that student the chance to travel abroad to complete the remaining lessons of their course.
However, Minister Nahula said that the Ministry cannot give an exact date for when the issues will be solved as it can be said as a lie if the ministry fails to find a solution. Nevertheless, Minister Nahula said that this matter will be looked into closely and that the Ministry will work hard on finding a solution for the issues as soon as possible.
Hopefully, within the upcoming six months, we will find a way for the students to study in another flying school if they are willing to.Minister Nahula stated.
Minister Nahula said that this process will take approximately six months to be completed, however, if the students get the chance and if they are willing to go, then the Ministry will work on sending these students to study and finish their courses in another flying school in abroad.
Along with this, Minister Nahula also stated that even if it means for the flying school in Addu City to get another aircraft, the ministry will get it in order to complete the courses of these students. She also said that the Ministry will also bring additional instructors if necessary to find a solution for these issues.