By Dipo Olowookere
In celebration of Global Money Week 2017, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has declared March 30, 2017 Financial Literacy Day, on which MD/CEOs and top executives of 29 banks and financial institutions across the nation will visit over 800 schools in 36 states to teach financial literacy curriculum provided by Junior Achievement Nigeria.
Over 80,000 students will be impacted through Junior Achievement Nigeria’s cutting-edge curriculum based on this year’s Global Money Week’s tagged “Learn. Save. Earn”
The 2017 Global Money week is scheduled to hold worldwide between Monday, March 27 and Sunday, April 2, 2017.
The CBN initiative is managed by the Bankers Committee, which works with Junior Achievement Nigeria to match banks to schools.
Chief Executive Officer of Union bank and Chief Chairman of the CBN Bankers Committee Financial Literacy and Public Enlightenment Sub–Committee, Mr Emeka Emuwa said, “This is the fourth year we are implementing Financial Literacy Day in partnership with Junior Achievement Nigeria and we have seen the program improve and expand each year.
“Our ultimate goal is to ensure that every Nigerian student understands financial literacy and is able to make sound financial decisions that will lead to a productive and successful life.”
Also, Executive Director of Junior Achievement Nigeria, Mrs Simi Nwogugu said, “We are grateful for the opportunity to develop the curriculum and implement this initiative with the CBN Bankers Committee every year.
“The goal of Global Money Week is to teach children and youth about money, saving, creating livelihoods, gaining employment and becoming an entrepreneur through interactive and fun activities.
“This aligns with the three pillars upon which Junior Achievement’s programs are built: Financial Literacy, Work Readiness, and Entrepreneurship,” Mrs Nwogugu noted.
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