NBSE introduces financial literacy course in Class X

NBSE introduces financial  literacy course in Class X
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Dimapur, March 12: NSE Academy, a wholly owned subsidiary of India’s leading stock exchange National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE) and the Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) have joined hands to impart financial literacy to secondary level students throughout Nagaland. From the 2017 session, NBSE has made NSE academy’s financial literacy course compulsory for the students of Class IX, for all higher secondary schools under the Board. The course is further extended to Class X in 2018 session.
The financial literacy course called ‘Concepts of Financial Literacy’ has been designed by NSE Academy and will help in familiarizing students about the basics of Finance and Financial Planning.
As part of the initiative, NSE Academy conducts training of the teachers, who then teach the course to the students of Classes IX & X in NBSE registered schools. For the 2018 academic session, a one day training was conducted in two batches for Class X teachers and one batch for Class IX teachers from March 7 to 9.
204 teachers from different schools registered with the NBSE have been trained at the Board’s office in Kohima by NSE Academy faculty, Malhaar Majumdar. The resource person dwelled on financial planning, investments, modern day banking, borrowing, financial markets, mutual funds, etc. The basics of economics were also taken up during the training. It is expected that more than 30,000 students will enrol for this course in 2018.
Asano Sekhose, Chairman, NBSE said that today’s children need to know more about finance if they are to plan for their future financial goals. They must imbibe the value of practical saving aspects and also enhance their investment capabilities if they are to be successful. This, she believed could be taken care of through such a course like financial literacy where their financial skills can be sharpened. She also encouraged the teachers to take this task of making our children financially literate.
(Page News Service)