SMK SEAFIELD successfully defended its title as overall group champion at the Taylor’s Business School (TBS) Inter-School Accounting Quiz Competition for the second year running.
The school received a computer worth RM10,000 and the challenge trophy.
“My students have certainly done the school proud with their win. As the five finalists are all from the science stream, this goes to show that accounting can be mastered through sheer dedication and hard work,” said SMK Seafield accounting teacher Tee Lay Pin.
First runner-up was SMK USJ 13 while Chong Hwa Independent High School came in third. Both schools also received a computer and a trophy each.
In the individual category, SMK USJ 12 student Lim Ming Han emerged as the first prize winner. He received a full scholarship worth RM63,200 to pursue his tertiary studies at TBS, a trophy, RM500 cash, and a certificate.
“I was really surprised when my name was announced. I don’t find accounting a boring subject as I enjoy solving difficult problems. The more difficult the problem, the more determined I am to find the solution,” said Ming Han .
SMK Seafield’s Chan Yi Jien, who came in second, was awarded a 50% TBS scholarship and a RM400 cash prize.
Lee Wei Haur from Hin Hua High School also received a 50% TBS scholarship and RM300 for taking third place.
All cash prizes were sponsored by CPA Malaysia Division.
This year, 25 schools from the Klang Valley entered the competition, of which 16 were returning schools. A total of 1,308 students took part in the preliminary round but only the top 125 were selected to take part in the finals held at Taylor’s College.
Taylor’s College president and TBS’ chief operating officer Ooi Chee Kok emphasised the importance of timely and accurate financial information in today’s rapidly changing business environment.
“Accounting is often misinterpreted as a ‘dry’ subject. However, at Taylor’s College, we aspire to make it an interesting experience for our students.
“Through this competition, I hope students will develop a positive mindset towards accounting,” added Ooi.