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Skye Bank steps up financial literacy education

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In continuation of its on-going mentorship and school adoption program under the aegis of the Financial Literacy Sub Committee (FLSC) of the Banker’s Committee, Skye Bank plc said it has stepped up effort to avail its adopted school the benefits of the program.
Officials of the bank were on a visit at the weekend to the adopted school, Government Day Secondary School (GDSS) Wuse II Abuja to administer the Modules 1 & II as designed by Junior Achievers’ of Nigeria (JAN)to the students of the school.
According to the bank, the module covered areas like ‘Elements of Financial Literacy’ and ‘the History of Money in the World’.
Six simultaneous sessions were held to take care of the three arms of the school. Two sessions were held per class (SS1, SS2 and SS3), with an average of 85 students per class.
Prior to the visit, the bank said, a train-the-trainer session was held with the volunteer facilitators who are also members of staff of Skye Bank.
Also, prior to the commencement of the lectures, a presentation was made by the Abuja office of JAN, emphasizing the importance of financial literacy. This was followed immediately by module 1 (Elements of Financial Literacy), and then Module II (The History of Money in the World). There were questions and answers session at the end of each module.
Skye Bank had in 2013, adopted Government Day Secondary School, Wuse II, Abuja for mentoring intervention under the financial literacy program as endorsed by the Bankers Committee. Under the Bankers’ Committee initiative, each bank is expected to adopt a school and teach Pupils and Students financial literacy as a basis for the inculcation of the savings culture.

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