Seychelles Tourism Academy – a true Centre of Excellence in Africa


As often said here before, the Seychelles Tourism Academy is turning into an Africa Centre of Excellence, supported along this path by a strong commitment from government as well as the private sector across the archipelago. Ongoing reconstruction of classrooms, application facilities, of a restaurant, meeting facilities, a small application hotel of 30 rooms, a four and a five star villa as well as of a fully fledged Spa will offer trainees facilities second to none on the African continent. But it is not the facilities alone, but the leadership of the academy, which years ago set the course of action by engaging with the Ireland based Shannon University College, a cooperation from which the Seychelles have since benefitted in many ways. Students are able to finish their degree courses in Ireland and course results in the Seychelles are certified accordingly by Shannon too. Added cooperation is in place with hotels in Mauritius but also the Gulf and EU member states, where students will acquire their practical skills, or hone them even further, before returning to the archipelago to take up managerial positions

It is therefore no surprise that the Seychelles Tourism Academy has now signed a new MoU with the Oman’ Tourism College, following earlier agreements dating back to 2002. The updated and upgraded MoU now permits students at STA to attend courses in Oman while STA lecturers will be able to participate in lecturers’ exchange programmes which will provide the latest teaching contents and curriculum insight, applied when back home at the La Misere campus.

The visit of the Seychellois delegation to the Omani capital of Muscat, led by Principal Flavien Joubert, also resulted in an invitation to the Seychelles Minister for Tourism Alain St. Ange and the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board to visit Oman and also discuss improved bilateral collaboration. Seychelles, truly Another World.