Keystone Bank Trains 1600 Students on Financial Literacy
By Aduragbemi Omiyale
No fewer than 1600 students across Nigeria have undergone training on financial literacy in an effort to impart the beneficiaries with knowledge and skills to improve and manage their finances at an early stage.
The programme was facilitated by Keystone Bank Limited as part of its activities to commemorate the 2022 Financial Literacy Day and Global Money Week themed Build your Future, Be Smart About Money.
The Financial Literacy Day initiative is an annual awareness scheme set aside by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) aimed at enhancing financial literacy and inclusion amongst children.
To mark this year’s event, employees of Keystone Bank visited 37 schools across the states in Nigeria, teaching the students the importance of earning money and also the guidelines to adopt a saving culture.
According to the Divisional Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications at Keystone Bank, Ms Izore Bamawo, this initiative will help children imbibe a saving culture while making responsible financial choices and decisions thereby affecting their future positively.
“Keystone Bank’s participation in the 2022 Financial Literacy Day program has helped to further promote the savings culture amongst children and teenagers,” she said.
“The CBN created this important initiative to encourage financial institutions to educate the younger generation on the basics of financial education and to also contribute to the improvement of financial literacy across the nation.
“Keystone Bank has remained committed to the continuous development of financial literacy and inclusion initiatives amongst children as it would help enhance their financial decisions thereby producing individuals who are financially responsible,” Ms Bamawo added.
Keystone Bank is a technology and service-driven commercial bank offering convenient and reliable solutions to its customers.