The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education has tied up with NSE to impart courses in financial literacy from Class IX onwards.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) to this effect was signed by J R Rebello, Chairman, GBSHSE, and Ravi Varanasi, Chief Business Development Officer, NSE, at Panjim on Friday.
About 2,000 students in class XI are expected to benefit from the tie-up this year, while 40,000 are likely to participate from the next academic year.
Ravi Varanasi, Chief Business Development officer, NSE, said “We believe that creation of financial awareness is the key towards wealth creation. The current initiative will help to create basic awareness among school children about importance of managing financial aspects in life.”
On completion of the course, NSE will conduct an online computer-based or offline paper-based, objective type examination. A certificate is issued by the state board of school education and NSE to students who pass the examination.
NSE already has such tie-ups with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), besides the state boards of Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.