VUT HOSTS A PUBLIC LECTURE ON FINANCIAL LITERACY
By: Qhawekazi Memani – 04 August 2023
Prof Pat Obi during his presentation
On 3 August 2023, the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) had the distinct honour of welcoming Prof Pat Obi, an esteemed endowed Professor from Purdue University Northwest, in the United States, who delivered a public lecture titled: “Thriving Amid Turbulence: Personal Financial Planning in a Volatile Economic Landscape.” The lecture was held at the Centre for Academic Development (CAD) Auditorium. Part of his lecturer included the essence of diversified portfolio investing and debt management particularly during the uncertain economic times.
Organized by the Department of Accountancy, the primary purpose of the insightful lecture was to offer an introspective examination into the intrinsic value of education and financial prudence. Prof Obi’s presentation provided a thought-provoking and compelling analysis of contemporary issues in financial literacy. Those who were in attendance described the lecture as a beacon of insight, shedding light on the crucial interplay between education and prudent financial management.
Prof Obi boasts an impressive portfolio of over fifty (50) published works and has garnered numerous prestigious accolades, including the distinguished titles of Teacher-of-the-Year and Distinguished Faculty Lecturer and wealth of professional engagements in five continents.