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Tax Goes To School 2017

“Tax Goes To School” was inspired by our vision of building persons who will contribute to the development of taxation in Nigeria. Young, teachable persons, especially.”

On Thursday, 16th November 2017, the Tax Club OAU had its “Tax Goes To School”. We visited OAU International School, located in the OAU campus and arrived around 11AM (break time).

About twenty members of the club participated in this visit. We were welcomed by art and commercial class students from SS1-SS3 as well as their teachers.

We immediately set up our roll-up banner, sound system and projector for the lecture. After introducing and familiarizing ourselves, we began the talk. It was general themed – “Tax Compliance and Civic Education”. We shared branded jotters to everyone present to enable them write the many important things we were to tell them.

The president, David Akindolire, made a presentation on the legal/civil/moral obligation of paying taxes as well as the consequences for evasion. The presentation contained the problem of low tax compliance in Nigeria and the role of secondary school students.

This was immediately followed by a session by Zainab Abdulai. She spoke about the numerous career opportunities available in taxation – both the public and private sector. Our sessions were very interactive so that OUIS students were called to finish sentences and answer questions.

Finally, the Vice-President, Tolulope Dada took the 150 students present on a quiz. The winners got prizes.

Our entire stay took a total of 90 minutes. After the presentation, we took pictures and exchanged contacts with our new friends.

Overall, it was an “edutaining” affair.

Do the task, make the cash, pay the tax!