NIE Teachers' Investiture Ceremony January 2014

NIE Teachers' Investiture Ceremony January 2014

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

The National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore celebrates the first graduation of student teachers for 2014 on Tuesday, 14 January 2014 at 2.30 pm.

NIE’s celebrations will see a total of 329 graduands from the NIE Teachers’ Investiture Ceremony (TIC) held at the Nanyang Auditorium, NTU. Of the total, 17 teachers will graduate from the part-time Bachelor of Education programme. This ceremony marks the inaugural cohort for the year 2014.

NIE is also pleased to welcome Mr Hawazi Daipi, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Manpower who will grace the ceremony as Guest of Honour.

Mr Hawazi will award 4 outstanding teachers with prizes for their academic achievements at the ceremony. This year, 27-year-old Mr Puah You Kai stands out as the only recipient of his cohort who will be awarded with two prizes ― the NIE Gold Medal and History Association of Singapore Book Prize ― and Valedictorian of his cohort.

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



2.30 pm
Commencement of TIC

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

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

2.55 pm
Presentation of Certificates to Graduands
Presentation of Medals and Prizes to Award Winners
Speech by Valedictorian, Mr Puah You Kai

4.10 pm           
Teachers’ Pledge

4.15 pm

Media Coverage

14 January
Channel NewsAsia (SG Tonight): NIE Teachers' Investiture Ceremony (January 2014)

15 January

The Straits Times (Home, Page B4): Faith in teachers high among 15-year-olds

Berita Harian (Page 4): Hawazi: Our schools offer a conducive environment for learning

Tamil Murasu (Page 3): New graduates in teaching profession

Lianhe Zaobao (Page 16): Local teachers teach and care greatly for students