Students Urged To Start Financial Planning For Future
By Lam Yat Kuan
More than 1000 secondary school students attended a financial talk organized by Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce (PCCC) recently in conjunction with Merdeka Day.
The talk, which was also a collaboration with Agensi Kaunseling ePengurusan Kredit (AKPK), was organized to expose students to basic financial management.
PCCC vice president Datuk Tan Hiang Joo said the talk would be a good platform to guide students in planning and managing their finances.
“Although they are still young; this is the right time for them to start thinking about their future and learning the proper way to manage their finance.”
“Some countries have incorporated financial management as part of the course syllabi to be taught to school children, hence I hope it can also be implemented in our education system,” he said.
Among those present were PCCC executive advisor Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Tan Kok Ping JP, PCCC president Dato’ Seri Choot Ewe Seng, PCCC vice president Datuk Tan Hiang Joo, committee members of PCCC, the representatives of AKPK (Penang Branch), school principals and lecturers.
Meanwhile, the participating students came from various schools in Penang such as SMJK Heng Ee, SMJK Chung Hwa Confucian, Chinese Girls’ High School, SMJK Phor Tay, SMJK Union, SMJK Chung Ling, SMJK Sacred Heart, SMJK Convent Datuk Keramat, Han Chiang High School, Chinese Girls’ Private High School, Chung Ling Private High School and Phor Tay Private High School.
PCCC organised a basic financial planning education seminar for secondary students from 12 schools to educate them on the importance of financial planning.
(From left): The committee members of PCCC, Desmond Chong, Dato’ Seri Choot Ewe Seng (with microphone) and the representatives of AKPK waving the national flag while “Jalur Gemilang” is played.