Blika Mushese, one of the aggrieved students, said they have had discussions with at least four law firms that have expressed interest to pursue the case against the flying school.
Students at the East African Civil Aviation Academy say they are planning to sue the institution for flouting its contract with the learners.
The students claim that the school has failed to honor its pledge to train and graduate them within the stipulated period mentioned in their admission letters. The students, mainly pilots say their admission letters indicate that they should complete the course and graduate within two years but many say they have been at the school for over two years and are not sure when they get to complete their studies and graduate despite the hefty tuition sum they pay.
Blika Mushese, one of the aggrieved students, said they have had discussions with at least four law firms that have expressed interest to pursue the case against the flying school. The students said they want justice to be delivered and the school made to honor its promise. He says his admission letter spells that he should have 220 hours of learning, which he says has not been delivered.
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Bernard Wandera, the acting director of the school has admitted that there have been delays in some of the courses but said that was due to the limited number of planes for training the students. He explained that until 2010, there were only three operational aircrafts but added that the school has since bought six more aircrafts to improve the situation.
He added that in some instances some of the students have had to be discontinued for defaulting on their tuition payment thereby delaying their scheduled completion of studies.
Wandera further said that the shortage of fuel at the school also heightened the problem but said they have placed orders for the fuel that could arrive next week. The students have not been able to train over the last two months due to the fuel shortage.
The Soroti flying school was initiated in 1971 to train pilots and other aviation experts for the East African market.
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