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“This is quite similar to when we got the Internet in the 1990s,” claims joyful Glasir CEO at grand opening event

Glasir, the largest educational institution in the Faroe Islands, has finally opened after several years of delays – much to the delight of Bogi Bech Jensen, CEO of Glasir. However, all is not well in the state of Denmark. It appears that the educational centre is a de facto construction site and by no means the finished article.

Glasir, the largest educational institution in the Faroe Islands, has finally opened after several years of delays – much to the delight of Bogi Bech Jensen, CEO of Glasir since May 2015.

At the official opening ceremony earlier this month, Mr. Jensen was absolutely delighted and apparently unable to hide his joy and excitement about the future of the new educational centre.

He told Kringvarp Føroya: “This is quite similar to when we got the Internet in the 1990s. One did not know exactly how it would affect our planet.”

Teaching commenced at Glasir last week. According to the Glasir webpage, the educational centre hosts more than 1.500 students and 250 staff members.

However, all is not well in the state of Denmark.

Local.fo has revealed that circumstances at the futuristic centre are far from ideal. It appears that the place is a de facto construction site and by no means the finished article.

“I went to the men‘s room on my floor, and there was no toilet paper there,” one source told Local.fo, adding that “the teacher´s room was completely empty, with the exception of a couple of furniture boxes and workmen buzzing around the beehive.”

Local.fo understands that workmen are working around the clock on all floors in order to finish the remaining work as soon as possible.

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