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Education & Employment news & information for Gran Canaria

Parents 'hid' son for 15 years to avoid sending him to school
Education/Work Thu, Jan 30, 2014

Parents 'hid' son for 15 years to avoid sending him...

A FAMILY in Gran Canaria have not sent their son to school for 15 years – and in fact avoided registering his birth so as to keep the authorities at bay. The Guardia Civil's Child and Family department discovered...

Academic writer apologises to student dreading exam questions about his works
Education/Work Mon, Jan 13, 2014

Academic writer apologises to student dreading exam...

A SOCIAL worker student suffering pre-exam stress voiced her fears on Twitter that a known academic's paper may come up as one of the essay questions – and the academic in question replied to apologise and wish...

Education/Work Wed, Jun 11, 2008

Shipwrecked fishing crew found safe and well

Coast guards have found the six-man crew of a Galician fishing vessel that sank around 240 miles to the southeast of El Hierro in the Canary Islands. They were rescued shortly after 3pm and arrived back on dry land...

Education/Work Thu, Oct 21, 2004

Students demand refund as teachers´ strike drags on

Teachers at the Universities of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) and La Laguna have decided to continue their strike which began four weeks ago, prompting students to formally demand a proportional refund of their...

Heavy metal music makes rats aggressive and hyperactive
Education/Work Tue, Sep 28, 2004

Heavy metal music makes rats aggressive and hyperactive

According to a study carried out by four students from the Marpe Altavista college in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (photo), rats are soothed by, and drink more water than usual, when exposed to Latin saxophone rhythms....

Education/Work Thu, Apr 15, 2004

Las Palmas taxi drivers strike in memory of murdered...

Las Palmas was hit by a two hour taxi driver strike today in protest at the lack of security for the sector, and to mark the second anniversary of the murder of Antonio Hernández Rosales, who was stabbed to death after...

Education/Work Thu, Feb 12, 2004

University cleaning workers still on strike

The University of Las Palmas is not going through one of its best moments; the cleaning staff started an indefinite strike this week complaining that they are short staffed and over-worked. Strikers claim that there is...

Education/Work Sat, Jan 31, 2004

Las Palmas children taught sign language

Many children attending school in the Canary Islands have problems with their hearing. A shortage of interpreters in the classroom means that it is not always easy for these children to integrate. To solve the problem,...

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