The new secondary school I.E.S Costa Teguise was officially opened yesterday by José Miguel Pérez, the Vice President and Minister of Education for the Canary Islands.
The resident population of Costa Teguise has increased dramatically in recent years, this new school can accommodate up to 480 students from the area, who would previously had to travel to La Villa de Teguise each day for their education.
In a note to the press, the Canarian Government said that the new centre will take 186 students (7 groups) from the I.E.S. Teguise which started the school year with over 800 students. Next year this school will incorporate students transferring up from the primary school CEIP Costa Teguise, which is also a newly built facility in the municipality with an enrolment of 708 students (31 groups).
Pérez stressed that it’s fundamental to meet the needs of the education infrastructure based on the real and current demand. He also added that the loss of central government funds has been a setback for the regional government, which has no capacity to respond to the cut in Madrid. The Vice President confirmed that the Canary Islands Government will not relent in seeking ways to build facilities that are needed in the islands.
Last year the Ministry invested 395,802.35 euros in Lanzarote’s schools, this year the plan is to expand, reform and improve thirteen other schools on the island.