NIE Teachers' Investiture Ceremony January 2013

Press Release Date: 
28 January 2013

Graduation Ceremony: 28 January 2013, 3.00 pm at Nanyang Auditorium, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798

The National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore celebrates the first graduation of student teachers for 2013 on Monday, 28 January 2013 at 3.00 pm. The NIE celebrations will see a total of 317 newly qualified teachers who will join the teaching profession this month at the NIE Teachers’ Investiture Ceremony (TIC) held at the Nanyang Auditorium, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Nanyang Technological University.

This ceremony will mark the inaugural batch of graduating teachers for the year 2013. In addition, it celebrates the second fold of graduands who had joined the Bachelor of Education Programme (B Ed) specially designed for non-graduate primary school teachers in Singapore who wish to obtain a degree through a part-time programme. A total of 24 graduands completed the three-and-a-half-year B Ed programme since July 2009 will graduate at the ceremony. NIE is also pleased to welcome Mr Hawazi Daipi, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Manpower who will grace the ceremony. Mr Hawazi will award 5 outstanding teachers with prizes for their academic achievements at the ceremony.

Please refer to Annexe B for the list of prize winners.

Annexe A


3.05 pm
Speech by Director, NIE, Professor Lee Sing Kong

3.15 pm
Speech by Guest of Honour, Mr Hawazi Daipi, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Manpower

3.30 pm
Presentation of Certificates to Graduands
Presentation of Medals and Prizes to Award Winners
Speech by Valedictorian

4.40 pm
Teachers’ Pledge

4.45 pm End

Media Coverage

29 January 2013

The Straits Times (Home, Page B2): New Teachers Ready for Challenges of Classroom

Tamil Murasu (Page 2): True dedication helps one succeed: Renuka

Berita Harian (Page 2): Ambition of becoming a teacher achieved after 20 years

Lianhe Zaobao (Page 6): Teachers' Investiture Ceremony: 317 teachers welcomed into workforce

28 January 2013

Channel NewsAsia (Online): New teachers urged to focus on holistic education

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