SINCE opening in 2008, Vega de Mijas secondary school had relied on a temporary electricity meter left by the constructor which caused frequent power-cuts.
Although providing electricity for secondary schools is the responsibility of the Junta de Andalucia regional government, the centre in Las Lagunas was still connected to a provisional meter used during construction.
The electricity company warned the school a number of times that the meter would have to be removed, leaving the school completely in the dark.
After hearing of the problem, Mijas council has stepped in to provide a solution by connecting the school to a nearby transformer meaning the situation can be legalised at last.
“The Junta de Andalucia regional government is in charge of guaranteeing and regulating electricity in these centres, yet as it is something that affects students and teachers within Mijas, the council decided to step in and do something about the situation. The council will not let these students end up taking lessons in the dark,” Energy and Efficiency councillor Jose Francisco Ruiz Fontalba declared.