NIE Teachers' Investiture Ceremony January 2016

NIE Teachers' Investiture Ceremony January 2016

Date
Tuesday, 12 January 2016

The National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore celebrates the first graduation of student teachers for 2016 on Tuesday, 12 January 2016 at 2.30 pm.

The celebration will see a total of 163 graduands from the NIE Teachers’ Investiture Ceremony (TIC) held at the Nanyang Auditorium, NTU. Of the 163, 14 current teacherswill graduate from the part-time Bachelor of Education programme. This programme is specially designed for non-graduate primary school teachers in Singapore who wish to obtain a degree through a part-time programme.

NIE is pleased to welcome Dr Janil Puthucheary, Minister of State, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Communications and Information. Dr Puthucheary will grace the ceremony and award five (5) outstanding graduands with medals and prizesfor their academic achievements.

This year, five book prizes and two NIE Gold Medals will be awarded. Amongst the prize winners, Mr Ng Jun Kiat and Mr Nanda s/o Meenachi Sundram are double-award recipients. They will receive the NIE Gold Medal and another prize respectively; Jun Kiat, the Justice Choor Singh Book Prize while Nanda, the Association of Mathematics Educators Book Prize.

This ceremony also marks the inaugural recipient of the C. Kunalan Book Prize, a new award given to the most outstanding graduand of the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Physical Education). This is made possible through a donation by our Alumni, National Olympiad and Pioneer Educator from the Physical Education and Sports Science Academic Group, Assistant Professor Canagasabai Kunalan.

Please refer to Annexe A (appendend below) for the TIC programme and Annexe B for the list of prize winners

Annexe A

PROGRAMME

2.30 pm Commencement of Teachers’ Investiture Ceremony January 2016
2.45 pm Speech by Director, NIE, Professor Tan Oon Seng
           

Speech by Guest of Honour, Dr Janil Puthucheary, Minister of State, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Communications and Information

3.40 pm Presentation of Certificates to Graduands

Presentation of Medals and Prizes to Award Winners

Speech by Valedictorian
3.50 pm Teachers’ Pledge
4.00 pm Reception


Speech By Dr Janil Puthucheary, Minister of State, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Communications and Information

NIE Teachers' Investiture Ceremony January 2016 Graduation video.

MEDIA COVERAGE

12 January 2016

Channel NewsAsia (Online)Teachers are 'facilitators', not 'instructors': Dr Janil Puthucheary

Channel NewsAsia (TV)Teachers are 'facilitators', not 'instructors': Dr Janil Puthucheary

Lianhe Wanbao, Page 8Manager accepts pay cut and becomes a teacher to be a better dad

Suria (TV)163 graduates received degrees, diplomas at Teachers' Investiture Ceremony at NIE

13 January 2016

Lianhe Zaobao, Page 4NIE sets aside $1m to encourage teaching staff to research on innovative teaching methods

Berita Harian, Page 3NIE sets aside $1m to fund teaching innovation

The New Paper, Pages 10 and 11He becomes teacher to be a better dad

Tamil Murasu, Page 2Teacher turned challenges into success