Local accounting pupils compete in Olympiad

2015-05-14 10:26
Top accounting matriculant at Carter High Abethu Mkhize (17) holds up the exam paper with classmates after writing the SAICA Olympiad yesterday.

Top accounting matriculant at Carter High Abethu Mkhize (17) holds up the exam paper with classmates after writing the SAICA Olympiad yesterday. (Ian Carbutt)

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TOP accounting pupils at eight of Pietermaritzburg’s schools took part in a SAICA Olympiad yesterday, competing against more than 4 000 pupils nationwide.

In conjunction with Sage Pastel, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) hosted 4 150 Grade 11 and 12 pupils from 315 schools in an annual Olympiad.

Local schools Carter High, Fundokuhle Secondary, Insikayethu High, Maritzburg College, Maritzburg Muslim School for Girls (MMSG), Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High, Umthoqotho High and Wembley College competed.

After the Olympiad, matric pupil at Carter High Abethu Mkhize (17) told The Witness that the exam “was not too bad”.

Sharing the same sentiment, MMSG matric pupil Nafeesa Amod said it was “fair”.

The main objective of the Accounting Olympiad was to recognise young accounting talent and encourage interest in accounting as a subject among high school pupils.

The total prize value for schools whose pupils win in this competition is R245 000 and the national winner will take home an iPad.

The accounting teachers of the provincial winners will receive a cash prize of R2 000 each and the best schools in each province will also receive desktop computers pre-loaded with Pastel software. — WR

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