Governor Žugić holds online lectures for secondary school pupils


As part of the “Global Money Week”, the Governor of the Central Bank of Montenegro (CBCG), Mr Radoje Žugić, held a lecture on “The importance of the banking system’s sustainability during the pandemic” for pupils of three Montenegrin high schools. The online lecture attendees were the pupils of the Secondary School of Economics “Mirko Vešović” from Podgorica, the Secondary Vocational School from Pljevlja, and the Secondary Mixed School “Bratstvo jedinstvo” from Ulcinj.

For the ninth time in a row, the CBCG participates in the global event “Global Money Week” from 22 to 28 March 2021. Under the coronavirus pandemic-imposed circumstances, this year’s event’s motto is “Save yourself, save your money”. It draws attention to the extreme importance of rational spending and saving funds in unpredictable circumstances such as a pandemic.

In line with this year's theme, the Central Bank has prepared and delivered to pupils of all primary and secondary schools in Montenegro a video material on the use of electronic banking services and payment cards to save health and money. However, since a large part of society still uses cash payments to a significant extent, the pupils also received a video presentation on recognising counterfeit money.

“Global Money Week” has been celebrated in Montenegro since 2012. The goal of the campaign is to raise children and young people's awareness of the importance of acquiring knowledge and skills in money management.