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RBF launches 2017 Student Diary

The Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF) launched the seventh edition of its student diary at PT Shreedhar Maharaj College in Nausori on Friday 17. This was an initiative by the
21 Feb 2017 11:34
RBF launches 2017 Student Diary

The Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF) launched the seventh edition of its student diary at PT Shreedhar Maharaj College in Nausori on Friday 17.

This was an initiative by the Reserve Bank to complement financial education and promote financial literacy awareness in our community

The Governor of the Reserve Bank, Mr Barry Whiteside said that a total of 4,000 copies were printed which would  be distributed to 26 secondary schools around Fiji, mainly those in the rural and maritime areas, affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston last year.

Mr  Whiteside said: “last year was a very challenging year for Fiji, especially for many of our schools and students.”

The diary is themed: “Money Talks, I should Bank or Invest” which was similar to last year’s edition.

He also said that financial security will always remain one of the most critical things in students’ lives and they need to learn and understand how to achieve it.

“Setting of goals and working towards achieving them is an important aspect of life and this should be learnt and instilled as a habit while students are still young,” Mr Whiteside said.

“Students are encouraged to take part in the fun-filled activities planned in their schools or by the Ministry of Education that complement what they learn in the classroom.”

He added this year’s diary contained interesting information, activities and real life experiences which wouldl help students in their academic studies and personal development.

Fiji is one of the first countries in the Pacific, which has integrated financial education into the formal school curriculum at all levels.

In 2013, the Ministry of Education introduced financial education as part of the formal school curriculum and it is now taught in all schools from year 1 to year 12.

A copy of the Diary may also be downloaded from the RBF Website at www.rbf.gov.fj

Abel said.

 




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