Each year, a week is set aside to promote financial literacy and inclusion among young people. This year’s Global Money Week was celebrated from March 25 till March 31, 2019 with several financial institutions participating in the week-long activities including visits to stock exchanges, money museums, banks, local businesses etc.
For the past six years, JA Nigeria has worked with the Central Bank of Nigeria and its Bankers’ Committee to execute Financial Literacy Day. The CBN Bankers’ Committee mandates all the banks to teach financial literacy modules created by Junior Achievement Nigeria in over 800 primary and secondary schools nationwide. On March 28, JA Nigeria staff were in different locations to coordinate and provide support to the executives including Deputy Governor of Central Bank Nigeria Mrs. Aisha Ahmad, who taught at Government Secondary School Wuse 2 in Abuja. Students learned about money and how to manage it, how to save for their future, and skills they could develop to help them get a job or start a business.
We are grateful to the Central Bank of Nigeria and its Bankers’ Committee for partnering with JA Nigeria to develop financially savvy youth.