Upset over the imminent closure of the Achievers Aviation Academy on 7th December, its students on Tuesday, filed a complaint with the Margao Police Station demanding an immediate refund of their fees.
A memorandum signed by 24 students was submitted to the police following which Deputy Superintendent of Police Umesh Gaonkar has directed the institute’s Margao office in charge Safa Khan to submit all relevant documents by Wednesday, failing which he will take the necessary action. And he has also directed the students to file batch wise complaint stating their problems.
Academy’s ex-faculty Lawry Colaco informed that the academy had started its operations in Goa four years ago. In Goa, it had its offices in Panjim and Margao. However the students informed that the Panjim branch had closed down and the students were transferred to Margao. It is also learnt that the institute had its head office at Kota in Rajasthan which has also closed down.
Given Goans craze for overseas jobs particularly in the service sector for the merchant navy, various fly by night operators have been duping the youth with various promises. In fact, this issue was raised by concerned citizens when the House Committee had its consultations two years back, but the government has till date failed to take cognizance of the menace and act upon it.
It is also quite ironical that Goans, despite being literate fall prey to the false propaganda of such institutes and do not bother to check their credentials.