Nigeria to Include Financial Education in School Curriculum

Thursday, October 13, 2016

As part of efforts to improve financial literacy in the country, the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) in conjunction with Nigeria Education Development Council (NERDC) would soon commence teaching of financial education at all levels of the education system in Nigeria.

The move aimed at teaching children on how to be better financial managers was announced yesterday at a press briefing in Lagos.

Speaking at the briefing, Director, Consumer Protection, CBN, Haijia Umar Dutse said: “I would use this opportunity to thank the management of the central bank of Nigeria, for its support to undertake this project and all other stakeholders.

“As we all know, financial education is not something one individual or one organisation can do. The framework itself has taken the approach of a multi stakeholder approach so all hands must be on deck for us to achieve our goals and objectives. I am happy to a say that with the commitment from all stakeholders, NGO development partners, among others, I think this is going to go a long way. And at the end of the day, Nigeria is going to be one a reference point once this curriculum is developed and I think we are going to be better for it,” she added.

Source: allAfrica (link opens in a new window)

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