Addu City, Maldives – The Students Union of Asian Academy of Aeronautics (AAA) have debunked murder accusations made by the flying school against a student studying at the facility, describing it as “baseless and false”.
This comes following an email sent to a student by AAA, which was copied to the Ministry of Higher Education, in which, the school accused a student of intentionally murdering someone. In response the Union released a statement, which it stated that this is a clear attempt to defame the student for their participation in the efforts of the Union to ensure the rights of the students.
This act of AAA is a clear attempt to defame the student in front of government authorities and others, as well as to destroy the career of the student for their participation in the activities carried out by this Union to ensure the rights of the students studying at the school. We believe that this attack is a dangerous attack made against all students of AAA and we condemn it to the greatest degree.Students Union of Asian Academy of Aeronautics
The statement further highlighted that the school had employed similar tactics against its students previously as well, including psychological and physical injuries, all which have been shared with relevant government authorities.
The email sent on 27th February is a new ring added to the series of harassment by the school against its students. We believe that this was deliberately done to psychologically weaken the students who are in the middle of advocating for justice and their rights.Students Union of Asian Academy of Aeronautics
Highlighting grave concern over the acts of the school, the Union stressed that such behavior from school will not slow down or set back the advocacy of the Union and that it would continue to broaden its scope of work. The statement ended with the Union calling upon authorities to investigate this act by AAA and to take necessary action against the institution.
Flying school has continuously been under fire for its mistreatment and alleged abuse against its students including psychological, physical and financial distress caused towards the students, which have been reported to the Ministry of Higher Education, Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation, Maldives Police Service and the Maldives Monetary Authority.
Read more on the recent updates regarding the AAA case here.