Skye Bank Plc has concluded its financial training for the youth. It was designed to empower them with the necessary entrepreneurial and financial planning skills.

According to a statement issued by the bank, the Sustainability and Consumer Protection Department, which anchored the training, said the programmes were based on the ongoing Financial Literacy Mentoring and Skye Financial literacy seminar initiatives of the bank.

It said Government Day Secondary School, Wuse 2, Abuja, was adopted for the mentoring programme where the training developed by Junior Achievement of Nigeria (JAN) was administered to the students over the course of the 2014/2015 academic session. A total of 84 contact hours were devoted to delivering the 7-modules training to all the students in the six  arms of the school.

“The Skye Financial Literacy Seminar series was conceived on the strength of studies which showed financial literacy as an important component of sound financial decision making. The objective of the seminar series is to help participating students acquire the necessary financial knowledge and develop corresponding financial intelligence that will be useful for their lives’ journey. The seminar has taken place in Lagos, Ibadan, Calabar, Uyo, Port Harcourt and Yenagoa with a total of 208 contacts hours invested in teaching over 7000 students across 52 schools”, the statement explained.

According to the bank, the lecture focuses on money, how to make,manage and multiply money as well as the role of banks and other financial institutions in the management and multiplication of money.

Phoebestar Royalty Schools, Osogbo, has been adopted by the bank for the next round of Ongoing Financial Literacy Mentoring while the Skye Financial Literacy Seminar series would be focusing on the Southwest states.