Financial Literacy Programme in schools

The School Education Department will introduce a Financial Literacy Programme in 182 schools across 16 districts this academic year.

A Government Order to this effect was issued on July 27. The initiative follows a proposal of the National Stock Exchange of India, which suggested that such a programme be implemented at school level to improve awareness among students.

The curriculum for the programme, which will be implemented as part of a pilot initiative in the 182 English medium schools, will be designed by the National Stock Exchange of India. The textbooks for the course will be printed by the Tamil Nadu Textbook Corporation.

It will be covered over 25 periods for classes VIII and XI. Students of class XI will also have practical sessions. At the end of the course, students interested in taking the online examination may be permitted to do so, the GO stated.

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