Ministry wants to bring ‘financial management’ to schools

The Education Ministry believes that its collaboration with the Securities Commission to provide programmes at schools on financial management would foster good habits among students.

Deputy Education Minister Dr Wee Ka Siong said today that the students would learn how to manage with limited resources.

“The students will be taught how to avoid financial risks and fraudulent schemes,” he told reporters after launching the “Train the Trainer” programme organised by the commission.

The programme is to train 100 teachers a year to teach students about financial prudence. Securities Commission chairman Zarinah Anwar said the students would be taught under “Kids and Cash” and “Teens and Cash” extra-curricular programmes at 264 schools.

– Bernama