UBA trains 300 students on savings in Anambra

Philip Oduoza

Philip Oduoza

UNITED Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has trained no fewer than 300 students from various secondary schools in Anambra State on money transaction. The training according to the bank is aimed at teaching the students how to make and save money.

Delivering a speech to mark the 2015 financial literacy day held at Girls Secondary School, Amaenyi, Awka, in Anambra state, and organized by UBA for students in the State, the Group Managing Director, UBA, Philip Oduoza said the training will encourage the students to become good financial managers in future. Oduoza who praised the students’ performance after listening to their questions during the training, hailed the efforts of Governor Willie Obiano, the Schools management and teachers for giving quality education to the students.

He said:“I am impressed by the level of their knowledge in finance, following questions the students asked,” adding that, the Bank will consider applicants from Anambra first during recruitment exercise.

The Group MD further stressed that the training for the students would go a long way to help students plan for investment and thereby multiply their wealth. On why the training at secondary school level, Oduoza said: “the aim is to help students acquire the knowledge from early age, and put in practice what they have learnt to become successful financial planners and managers”.

According to him, topics discussed include, types of accounts run by UBA such as savings, current, fixed deposit and foreign currency accounts, how to start saving money and advantages of savings. In a remark, the Branch Controller, CBN, Onyekachi Ihekwoaba commended UBA team and Anambra State Government for providing quality education, just as he described the event as very successful.

Earlier, the Principal, Girl’s Secondary School, Amaenyi Awka Mrs. Winnie Ibezim said the theme, ‘2015 Financial Literacy Day’, is geared towards educating students in the state, as well as laying strong foundation for further studies in finance, Banking and other aspects of Monetary Economics.

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