Asia/ China/ 18.02.2019/ By: Echo Xie/ Source: www.scmp.com.
- Education ministry and securities regulator agree to include financial knowledge on national curriculum in the future
- It will be offered in related subjects taught at primary and middle schools, but it won’t be compulsory
Chinese children could soon be discussing financial charts and the stock market when their parents ask them what they learned at school.
That’s because the country’s education and securities officials have agreed to introduce investment education in schools across the country, according to state news agency Xinhua.
China Securities Regulatory Commission spokeswoman Gao Li on Friday said the watchdog would work with the education ministry to include the topic on the national curriculum in the future, without saying when it would begin. The aim was to improve investor awareness from an early age.
“The Ministry of Education will work to incorporate securities and futures knowledge in the curriculum to increase financial literacy [among young Chinese] in an innovative way,” Gao said, without elaborating.
Finance and investment knowledge is to be included in related subjects taught at primary and middle schools, though it would not be compulsory. Some schools may also run optional investment and financial management courses, according to the report.
Source of the notice: https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3002066/china-plans-offer-investment-education-schools-across-country