Financial literacy education received a boost during pandemic: OJK


We also organize educational activities on social networks such as Instagram, Twitter, etc. This is to make it more massive so that it can reach more people.

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Activities aimed at strengthening financial literacy have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the number of such activities reaching a thousand in the first half of 2021, an official said.

“Because the activities took place virtually, participants were able to reach many of them in one day,” Tirta Segara, member of the Authority’s Council of Commissioners for Education and Consumer Protection, said on Tuesday. of financial services (OJK).

Meanwhile, if financial education was carried out on site, moving from one place to another would be difficult, and thus, only one or two activities would be possible in a day, he said.

Financial literacy education activities continued to be carried out amid the pandemic so that the goal of 90% financial inclusion can be reached by 2024, he said.

Besides being more effective, online financial education can also reach a wider community, he explained.

In the first half of 2021, OJK created up to 295 pieces of financial education content for the community, he added.

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Currently, OJK is completing a learning management system module which can then be independently viewed on OJK servers by people who want to learn more about finance, Segara informed.

However, OJK still finds it difficult to conduct online financial literacy activities in areas that lack uninterrupted internet services, he said.

Not everyone can afford online training, he noted.

“So this has to be facilitated in a group, for example, by using a cell phone that can be used together to listen to the module,” he said.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, OJK also continued to ask the Financial Services Institution (LJK) to educate the community around its offices at least once a year.

LJK, who has been unable to carry out his face-to-face educational activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, can do so virtually, he said.

“We are also carrying out educational activities on social networks such as Instagram, Twitter, etc. This is to make it more massive so that it can reach more people,” he said.

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