Opportunity for high school learners

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) invites Grade Nine learners to the third 2016 Junior Accounting Olympiad which takes place on September 29.

Schools have until September 9 to register their students for this competition.

Matsoso Tsoaeli, project director for transformation and growth at SAICA, explains: “The Junior Accounting Olympiad was created to target youngsters in Grade Nine who are deciding whether or not to continue with accounting and entice them to take the subject in their final school years.

“Our aim is to steer them towards studying chartered accountancy as well as other commerce-centred degrees at university.”

Tsoaeli adds the Olympiad also serves as great practice in preparing learners for year-end exams as well as challenges that the Grade 10 accounting syllabus presents.

“Plus, there are great prizes that the top learners from each province stand a chance to win.”

How can your school get involved?

Participating schools are selected by the district co-ordinators at each of the provincial departments of education, in conjunction with SAICA.

From there, the schools’ educators select the five to 10 learners they have identified as their school’s top Grade Nine accounting talent.

It is a careful selection process, with only 20 districts selected to participate nationwide.

For more information, speak to your school’s accounting teacher.

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