Ho, Oct. 6, GNA - Mr Kwame Gyasi, the Volta Regional Director, Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), has called on schools to form tourism clubs to promote domestic tourism.
He said such clubs would help improve the knowledge of pupils and students on the nationâ€™s culture through regular visits to historical sites and places of interest.
Mr Gyasi made the appeal at a quiz competition organized by GTA for some selected second cycle institutions in Ho to celebrate this yearâ€™s World Tourism Day which was held under the theme: â€ťSustainable tourism: a tool for developmentâ€ť.
He said the programme was to sensitize students on the role tourism plays in society such as the preservation of natural, cultural, artificial and historical environment for future generation
Mr Nelson Akorli, the Ho Municipal Chief Executive, expressed worry about school children abandoning classrooms for gambling joints in the Municipality.
He said the Assembly was putting measures in place to sanction gambling operators who engaged the services of children of school going age.
Students from Wallahs Academy Senior High School, Sokode Senior High and Technical School and Saint Prosperâ€™s Senior High School took part in the competition.
Sokode SHS came top with 92 points, followed by Saint Prosperâ€™s, 74 points and Wallahs Academy came third with 67 points.
All participating students were given certificates of participation.