New secondary school in Mijas is about to become reality


The cornerstone was laid in a ceremony Friday in Las Lagunas in the presence of the president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno

The town hall of Mijas laid the foundation stone for the new Secondary Education Institute (IES) in Las Lagunas on Friday, in a ceremony attended by the president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno.

The laying of the foundation stone for the new school, which will be the municipality’s seventh, was overseen by the mayor of Mijas, Josele González, the councilor for education and sport, Javier Imbroda, as well as the delegate of the Malaga City Hall, Patricia Navarro and members of the Parents and Students Association, AMPAS.

Located next to the Indira Gandhi Center for Child and Primary Education (CEIP), the new education center will be built on a 7.358 m2 plot and will include 24 multi-purpose classrooms. The school will also have classrooms suitable for children with special needs.

The new school, which will offer 720 educational places, is expected to be completed in 18 months with an investment of 5.5 million euros.

“Mijas is one of the municipalities in which we have invested the most in educational infrastructure in Malaga. Concretely, 20 million euros have been allocated to the educational infrastructures of this city, of which 17 projects are already underway ”, declared the president of the regional government.

Once completed, the facility will allow students who are currently at IES Las Lagunas – located in the CEIP Indira Gandhi – to move into the new facility.

“Mijas has grown exponentially over the past decade and that in terms of educational infrastructure requires greater effort on the part of everyone. Together, we must make this new school a reality. I am convinced that with the work and the institutional loyalty that this council has always had with the Junta de Andalucía, no matter who is in government, we will achieve this, ”said the mayor.

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