The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in partnership with Young Investors Network (YIN) has held the Next Generation bootcamp to provide career guidance to students in the second cycle institutions.
The bootcamp, which is an initiative of ACCA also aimed at enlightening the final year students, especially those undertaking business programmes on the different courses and opportunities they can pursue after senior high school.
It also sought to update the students about the future of work and educate them on financial literacy, urging them to participate in the save a cedi a day program.
This year, students from eight schools were privileged to benefit from the bootcamp. They included Legon Presec, Kinbu Senior High Technical School (SHS), Kwabenya SHS, Labone SHS, St. Thomas Aquinas SHS, Ghanata SHS, Accra Wesley Girls’ SHS, and Tema SHS.
These objectives were achieved with the support from representatives from ACCA and YIN , teachers, and students.
This research shows the gap which exists in financial literacy education among the youth.
With the Save-a-cedi-a-day programme, for example, we have been able to get most of the students who participated in the Bootcamp.
In addition, we handed awards of distinction to the top ten best business students from the senior high schools with which we’ve collaborated.
With this positive feedback, we can confidently say that the outlook of this bootcamp looks very promising as we have successfully impacted over 900 students with financial literacy and career guidance.