The boys and girls of the Llano de las Naciones school, in San Miguel de Abona, will finally be able to practice sports in the shade after almost five years, claiming it by the educational community of the center, in Llano del Camello, and the City Council.
The “great need” to provide the school with a roof on the sports field, where the students endure the sun and days of suffocating heat, has led the Town Hall to take a step forward and undertake the works once and for all, “tired of the lack of response” from the Ministry of Education, the competent administration in this matter, as explained to this newspaper by the mayor, Arturo González.
“It is an action that is several years late and we cannot wait any longer,” said the councilor, who recalled that the educational community of the center, where half a thousand students study, has raised on numerous occasions the need to roof the sports yard.
“The property belongs to the Ministry of Education and we are responsible for the maintenance of the center, but this is a priority that cannot be delayed any longer so that students and teachers can protect themselves from the sun,” insisted the councilman, who confessed to being ” Tired of making up for the shortcomings of public administrations”.
In the last Governing Board, the City Council awarded the works for an amount of 328,151 euros, after updating the project drawn up four years ago. Once the authorization has been received from the Ministry of Education, González is confident that the work will begin “in the short term”, although he is no stranger to the problems that the high cost of materials and the difficulties in preparing public works are causing. his transport.
Precisely, the Minister of Education, Manuela Armas, communicated last Tuesday in Parliament that the Government of the Canary Islands “is going to have difficulties when contracting works due to rising prices and difficulties in transporting materials.”
Armas explained that “there are contracting tables that are becoming deserted due to the rise in the prices of construction materials, as well as in transport, something that, according to the counselor, has caused “some awardee companies to withdraw.”
On the other hand, Education has recently put out to tender the drafting of the Llano del Camello institute project, another of the claims raised for years by the City Council, to face the population boom that this area of the South has experienced and that has forced to the expansion of classrooms in the town of San Miguel de Abona.