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The newly crowned Mr and Miss Wildlife will take two days off their books for a trip to the amazing Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

This comes after the duo won the Environment Education competition at Kitante Hill School at the weekend, instantly winning free fully-sponsored trips. Moses Waibi, a Senior Four student at Kira College Butiki in Jinja emerged Mr. Wildlife while Gadaffi Nawal, a Senior Five student of Kisaasi College in Kampala emerged as the Miss Wildlife

The competition was organized by the Wildlife clubs, an environmental association of Uganda that aims at enabling the students appreciate environmental studies.

Mr Fagil Mandy, the chairperson of the Uganda National Examinations Board, said that schools should promote formation of more of these clubs to boost co-curricular activities to enable students have a different understanding on various aspects of life.

Joining cause

After being crowned, Waibi said he would use his position to promote environment education in schools while Nawal said she would be an environment ambassador in schools across the country.

The two beat 98 students in a hotly-contested competition that covered general knowledge, thematic questions, and general presentation on the environment and wildlife.

Mr Dan Nuwamanya, an environment don at Makerere University, Ms Patricia Adoki, a Biology and science lecturer at Gulu University and Ms Claire Wandera, an education officer at Uganda Wildlife Educational Centre, were the judges.

The Vice Chancellor of the East African University and also board member of the Uganda Wildlife Clubs of Uganda, Prof. Eric Edroma, said they had come a long way in conserving the environment. He compared the sector to 1975 when poaching was at its peak to what the country can pride in today.

Mr David Musingo, the chairperson of the Wildlife Club of Uganda said plans were underway to organise regional competitions.

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