Students of 19 govt schools to be trained under financial literacy programme

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Sep 10, 2014 19:45 IST

To uplift the level of social studies and mathematics subject, a financial literacy programme will be started for Class 7 students in 200 schools of the state. A total of 200 government schools have been selected for this programme. Of these, 19 schools are from Ludhiana.

As per the notification issued by director general school education (DGSE) GK Singh, students of Class 7 will be trained through PowerPoint presentations and modules. The school heads have also been directed to make proper use of the modules.

Talking to Hindustan Times, ICT district coordinator Rajwant Singh said, "The financial literacy programme will prove to be beneficial for the students of Class 7 as the teachers will train the students for saving, planning and budgeting through presentations, workshops and modules.

The schools have been directed to have one period per week so that students can be trained."The school heads have also been directed to teach the students by the modules prepared by AIFT(American India foundation trust) and add one period in the time-table.

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