The online registration for the year 2023 Tax Club Quiz Competition for secondary schools in Kwara State ended on Wednesday, May 17th, 2023, with a total number of 231 (Two Hundred and Thirty-One) schools in the State signifying interest to compete for the top prize of N2.5Million.
Organized by the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service in collaboration with the Kwara State Ministry of Education & Human Capital Development, the annual Tax Club Quiz Competition is opened to all Senior Secondary Schools in the state, both public and private.
It is an initiative of the Kwara State government, aimed at nurturing school children to have a clear understanding of the role of tax in the development of an economy and growing to become tax-compliant citizens.
All 231 schools that have expressed interest in this year’s tax competition would proceed to the preliminary rounds which commence on Tuesday, June 20th, and end on Monday, 26th June 2023, across the three (3) Senatorial Districts.
Kwara North 1, which comprises schools in Baruten and Kaiama Local Government Areas, meets at Ilesha Baruba for the preliminaries, while Kwara North 2, which has schools in Edu, Patigi, and Moro Local Government Areas, would meet in Lafiagi for the preliminary rounds.
Schools from Kwara South Senatorial Districts will gather at Okeya-Ipo High School for the preliminary rounds, and the KW-IRS, CBT centre at its Phase III Office, in Ilorin, will host schools in Kwara Central Senatorial District for the preliminary stages.
The Preliminary stages will produce the best Six Schools from each of the Senatorial District in the State to meet for the Semi-Final round while the overall best 6 schools compete in the final round of the 2023 KW-IRS Tax Quiz Competition scheduled to take place on Thursday, 2nd November 2023.
Kwara State under the administration of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq continues to make impacts across all sectors, and this explains the growing interest of schools in educational activities and the growth in the number of applicants recorded for this year.
A total number of 231 schools that registered within the set time frame represents an exponential improvement over the 142 and 219 applicants in 2021 and 2022, respectively.
While we wish all schools the best of luck as they commence preparations for the tax competition, it is pertinent to enjoin students to embrace the essence of the competition which is the creation of tax awareness and knowledge towards building a better society.
Head, Corporate Affairs, KW-IRS