Teachers' Investiture Ceremony January 2008

Teachers' Investiture Ceremony January 2008

Date
Wednesday, 16 January 2008

NIE TEACHERS' INVESTITURE CEREMONY JANUARY 2008 ON WEDNESDAY, 16 JANUARY 2008, 2.30PM AT NANYANG AUDITORIUM, NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY, 50 NANYANG AVENUE, SINGAPORE

A total of 336 newly qualified teachers will receive their NIE diplomas at the Teachers' Investiture Ceremony to be held at the Nanyang Auditorium, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) on 16 January 2008. Guest of honour for the event is Rear-Admiral (NS) Lui Tuck Yew, Minister of State, Ministry of Education.

At the ceremony, the teachers will receive their Postgraduate Diploma in Education, Bachelor of Arts (Education), Bachelor of Science (Education) and Diploma in Education. Please refer to Annexe A for details.

Amongst this year's prize winners, Mr Teo Cheng Yap and Ms Laureen Toh Hui Ling will each be receiving two awards. The list of prize winners is enclosed at Annexe B.

Besides these prize winners, journalists may wish to interview Ms Goh Poh Ling and Ms Chong Chew Luan Penny who achieved their degrees despite challenges in their lives. Please refer to Annexe C for more details.

Media personnel are invited to cover this event. Please confirm your attendance with Ms Chan Bee Ai by 14 January 2008. Members of the press are requested to meet Ms Chan at 2.00pm at the entrance of Nanyang Auditorium. The dress code for the ceremony is formal.

Annexe A

Programme - Number of Graduands

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Primary) - 4
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) - 313
Diploma in Education - 7
Bachelor of Arts (Education) - 10
Bachelor of Science (Education) - 2
Total - 336

Annexe B

Prizes and Awards

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) 

Justice Choor Singh Gold Medal
Awarded for Best Performance in the Education Studies component of the Postgraduate Diploma in Education, including a Distinction in Practicum
  
Toh Hui Ling Laureen (Ms)

Singapore Teachers' Union Book Prize
Awarded for Best Performance in the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Secondary)

Teo Cheng Yap
             
Association of Mathematics Educators Book Prize
Awarded for Best Performance in the Teaching of Mathematics component of the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Secondary), including a Distinction or Credit in Practicum

Teo Cheng Yap


History Association of Singapore Book Prize
Awarded for Best Performance in the Teaching of History component of the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Secondary), including a Distinction or Credit in Practicum
  
Tan Yong Leng Daryl

LCCI Prize
Awarded for Best Performance in the Teaching of Accounting and/or Teaching of Elements of Business Skills component of the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Secondary), including a Distinction or Credit in Practicum

Shang Shaoyu (Ms)

Geography Teachers' Association of Singapore Book Prize
Awarded for Best Performance in the Teaching of Geography component of the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Secondary), including a Distinction or Credit in Practicum

Toh Hui Ling Laureen (Ms)

Singapore Association for the Advancement of Science Prize
Awarded for Best Performance in the Teaching of Biology or Physics or Chemistry component of the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Secondary), including a Distinction or Credit in Practicum

Lan Mingjun

Speeches

Speech by Prof Lee Sing Kong

Speech by Rear-Admiral (NS) Lui Tuck Yew

Valedictory Speech by Mr Teo Cheng Yap