Preparations for the much-anticipated quiz competition involving both private and public secondary schools are progressing well and according to plan.
The sentiments were made recently in Blantyre and Lilongwe when MRA conducted pre-quiz orientations for the participating schools in order to gear up the students ready for the occasion.
Speaking to students in the two cities, Mc Hizzal Kawanga, Manager Taxpayer Education, who led a team from the Authority, informed the students that all was set to conduct the quiz and that MRA was looking forward to a ‘big’ fight in the competition.
He also informed the students and their quiz patrons/matrons that the quiz was intended to promote the learning and teaching of taxation in schools and that they should take it seriously and win various prizes for themselves as participants and their schools.
Kawanga speaking to students and their quiz patrons/matrons in Lilongwe
“While our plan now is to conduct the quiz competition and decorate the champions, please, do not forget that, as MRA, our long-term objective is that we want you to learn more about taxation and be tax compliant citizens long after your school life,’’ he added.
Speaking in Lilongwe, a representative from the Ministry of Education, Victor Sibale, commended MRA for promoting the learning and teaching of taxation through the quiz competition and assured MRA his Ministry will continue to support the Authority in building a very strong foundation for tax compliance in the country.
MRA will in the current school calendar conduct a quiz competition involving sixteen selected secondary schools drawn from Blantyre and Lilongwe on a pilot basis.
Taxation is taught at the primary and secondary levels in Social Studies, Mathematic and Life Skills and is examinable at national level.
The MRA team that conducted the orientations included Paul Chisuse (Customs & Excise Division) and Enock Hapala (Domestic Taxes Division). Others included Thokozani Chiotcha, Sungeni Mangulama, Napo Simkonda and Kawanga (Corporate Affairs Division)By Napo Simkonda