The mayor of Cehegín, Alicia Del Amor and the Councilor for Education, Mónica Sánchez, have met with the Management Team of the Official School of Languages, which is based in Caravaca de la Cruz, in front of which is its Director, Bartolomé Urrea Alfaro.
The meeting began with the visualization of a photo album about said Educational Center and the modern facilities it has (the building was inaugurated in March 2011 - although the educational trajectory of said educational institution dates back to September 1992-) and a brief presentation on the role that said educational institution plays at the regional level, since it is the only public teaching center specialized in language teaching (currently, English and French) in the region of the Northwest of Murcia.
The Management Team reported on the current difficulties that it has to face in order to maintain the existing languages â€‹â€‹and groups and an analysis of them was carried out.
Some generated by the educational regulations themselves (curriculum), others for technical matters (enrollment process) and, last but not least, for economic reasons (adjustment in public spending).
All of which has caused a significant decrease in the number of enrollments.
The objective of this meeting was, on the one hand, to inform the two municipal representatives mentioned above about this problem, and, on the other hand, to establish a permanent communication channel that allows the dissemination and promotion of the educational offer of said Educational Center, so that it is not unknown by the citizens of Cehegín.
The population of the Northwest Region can find in the Official School of Languages â€‹â€‹several compelling reasons when it comes to training in foreign languages: quality education, relatively wide educational offer -to date-, very attractive price and geographical proximity.
If this public service is reduced, it will have a direct impact on the population - not only of Cehegín but of this whole region - as users cannot count on an accessible and quality resource when it comes to training in languages.
It is, therefore, that both the City Council of Cehegín and the Management Team of said Language School showed their interest and promised to inform - and keep informed - the population on this matter through the available information media.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Cehegín