The Ministry of Education of the Government of the Canary Islands has suspended classes this Friday at the CEIP Los Abrigos, in Granadilla de Abona, Tenerife, due to the poor state of the facilities, sources from the local corporation have confirmed to EFE.
In statements to Radio Club Tenerife reported by EFE, the counselor, Poli Suárez, explained that this Thursday they received a report from the Granadilla City Council in which they reported on the situation of the center and suggested this measure, which has been given the approval “to provide security” to its educational community.
Suárez has advanced that the option being studied by his department is to relocate part of the students to another CEIP Los Abrigos building, and the rest to modular classrooms or barracks, all while the works to carry out work at the facilities are declared urgent. that are in a worse state.
The counselor has stressed that the installation of these barracks will be “an urgent solution for an urgent situation” and that they must have “a very limited time”, and has proclaimed that from the Government of the Canary Islands “we are not going to leave the children stranded, in their houses”.
And if classes were suspended today it was “due to an urgent need,” he added.
The Minister of Education has admitted that in the Canary Islands “there are many centers that are not in good condition” and in some they are taking action or have taken action, and that what is done is to act according to “we are discovering, or they are informing us of the state of the infrastructures.”
In the Canary Islands there is no diagnostic report on the state of educational infrastructure, which is why Education has launched a “green book” so that the management of the centers can communicate directly to the department the needs they have.
The idea is to “schedule the actions starting with the most urgent, and there are many emergencies,” he acknowledged.
Last October, Poli Suárez stated in the plenary session of the Canary Islands Parliament that there are educational centers so obsolete, built 40 or 50 years ago, that “the best thing, so to speak,” would be to “throw them away and build new ones.”
He also said that most of the centers of the archipelago “are in the 18th or 19th century.”