New Delhi, October 13, 2023 – The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced a significant initiative aimed at enhancing the financial literacy and digital tool expertise of teachers across the country. In an effort to address the pressing need for these skills in the current scenario, CBSE is set to roll out the Sensitization Programme, which will offer teachers valuable insights into basic financial planning and how to protect themselves against phishing and cyber fraud. This program aligns with the Investor Education and Awareness Initiative under the SEBI (Mutual Funds) Regulations, 1996.
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The Sensitization Programme on Financial Literacy and the use of Digital Tools seeks to empower educators with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the digital age successfully. The curriculum will cover a range of critical topics, including:
- Basic Financial Planning: Teachers will gain a comprehensive understanding of financial planning, helping them make informed decisions for their future.
- Cybersecurity Awareness: The program will provide insights on identifying and avoiding phishing attacks and cyber frauds, safeguarding both personal and financial information.
- Digital Tools Utilization: Teachers will be introduced to various digital tools that can aid in their professional development and in delivering effective education.
This initiative is an integral part of CBSE’s commitment to enhancing the quality of education and the well-being of its teachers. The board acknowledges that staying updated on these matters is crucial for educators to plan their future more effectively.
The program is set to be conducted in HUB schools across several states, ensuring a wide reach to teachers. These HUB schools are located in:
- Arunachal Pradesh
- Himachal Pradesh
- Jammu And Kashmir
- Madhya Pradesh
- Tamil Nadu
- Uttar Pradesh
- West Bengal
The Sensitization Programme will be conducted both in offline mode, with each session having a duration of 2 hours. Hub Leader Schools, appointed in each HUB, will play a crucial role in ensuring the availability of suitable venues with a seating capacity of over 100 participants. These schools will also be responsible for arranging projectors, screens, and audio systems with microphones for the trainers.
Principals of participating schools are requested to nominate teachers to attend the program as per the training calendar shared in the notification. Prior registration is mandatory, and a registration link will be provided for the applicants. Each session will accommodate a maximum of 100 teachers on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The program will be free of cost for CBSE-affiliated teachers, making it accessible to a broad audience. Upon completion of the session and submission of feedback, CBSE will award certificates to participating teachers. Attendance and feedback will be managed online, ensuring a seamless experience for the participants.
Certified Resource Persons
To ensure the high quality of training, SEBI certified Resource Persons will conduct the sessions, bringing their expertise and insights into financial literacy and cybersecurity to the program.
The proposed offline trainings and the Training Calendar for the period of 13th October to 9th November 2023 are detailed in Annexure-A. Teachers and schools are encouraged to refer to this schedule for specific program dates and locations.
For further information, interested parties may contact:
- Helpline No: 011-41190804
- Sh. R. P. Singh, Joint Secretary CBSE at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sh. Satish Pahal, Deputy Secretary CBSE at email@example.com
- Ms. Katyayani Verma at firstname.lastname@example.org (Mobile: 9958397078)
- Sh. Vikas Jain at email@example.com (Mobile: 9205122422)
The Sensitization Programme on Financial Literacy and the use of Digital Tools by CBSE is a significant step toward equipping teachers with essential skills to thrive in the digital age. By offering training sessions in multiple states and providing access to certified resource persons, CBSE is demonstrating its commitment to the growth and development of educators. With this initiative, teachers can look forward to enhancing their financial literacy and cybersecurity awareness, ultimately benefiting not only their personal lives but also the quality of education they provide to their students.