Cape Verde: Construction of Hotel and Tourism School begins in Santiago

8 September 2008

Praia, Cape Verde, 8 Aug – The Tourism and Hotel School, seen as being fundamental for the qualification of tourism in Cape Verde, is expected to be ready in 2010 after construction work on it began Monday in Praia, according to website semanaonline.

The schools will cover and area of 4,743 square metres, in Palmarejo de Cima, in Praia, next to Piaget University, and is a project funded by Luxembourg, which will provide most of the 600 million Cape Verdean escudos needed for its construction.

Once it is ready and in operation, the Hotel and Tourism School will have a capacity fro 300 students for initial training and 450 places for continuous education, for people who are already working in the sector but want to specialise.

In terms of the school’s curriculum, a partnership is already in place with Senac São Paulo of Brazil, which will deal with drawing up the curriculum for the hotel courses, and with the Estoril Tourism School in Portugal.(macauhub)