John Ssempebwa, the Deputy Executive Director Uganda Tourism Board says that teaching heritage education, students will have a better appreciation of their heritage. He says that the inter-school history competition is meant to make history and culture more interesting to the young people.
Schools in the country have been asked to teach heritage education to preserve the country's cultural heritage.
This call was made by John Ssempebwa, the Deputy Executive Director UTB during the inter-school History Competition held at the Ssemagulu Museum in Mutundwe.
Ssempebwa, says that through teaching heritage education, students will have a better appreciation of their heritage.
He says that the inter-school history competition is meant to make history and culture more interesting to the young people.
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Ssempebwa says that the government has plans to improve all the historical sites in the country. Among those include the first parliament located in Entebbe, the first landing site where the first missionaries stepped in Kalangala, the Speke and Henry Stanley sites in Kalangala.
Recently, the Entebbe town clerk Charles Magumba indicated that the municipality is planning on developing historical sites to boost tourism in the area.
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Chala El-Amapel, Miss tourism 2017, says that the competition is in line with the agenda of increasing awareness of history and culture.
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Mbogo and Mariam High Schools emerged winner of the inaugural Inter school History competition and each walked away with 500,000 shillings.
Other schools that joined the competition included Kololo Senior Secondary School, Standard Junior School Zana, Luzira Bishop Cyprian and Kibuuka Memorial School.