S$2m fund set up for NIE students

S$2m fund set up for NIE students

Thursday, 15 January 2015

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Channel NewsAsia (Online)

SINGAPORE: A new S$2 million education fund has been set up to assist National Institute of Education (NIE) students who achieve excellence in teaching and education research.

The fund will be disbursed to selected students through a scholarship and book prizes each year.

The Tan Poey Quee Teaching Excellence Fund is established by Mothercare Singapore, a company specialising in quality childcare and maternity products. It is named after company chairman Mr Pang Kim Hin’s late mother, who had a deep passion for education.

Education Minister Heng Swee Keat officiated the launch of the fund at the company's 30th anniversary dinner on Wednesday evening (Jan 14).

The company had pledged S$1 million, and the Government's matching grant brought it to S$2 million in total.

The fund will be administered by the NIE, and among others, will support the Tan Poey Quee Doctor in Education (NIE-EdD) Scholarship which is worth S$36,000. It will be awarded to a doctoral student who displays good academic achievement and contributes to education.

Meanwhile, the Tan Poey Quee Practicum Book Prize Awards, worth up to S$500 each, will be given to student teachers – under the Degree and Diploma programmes – who excel during teaching practicum in schools.

Said Associate Professor Isabella Wong, Sub-Dean, Higher Professional Learning Degrees at NIE: "This wonderful initiative will also encourage the students and the beneficiaries to be really leaders. Using applied research to lead changes in terms of learning environments in all the contexts of the education experience, whether it's in the classroom, in educational institutions or in professional organisations."

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Source: Channel NewsAsia (Online), mediacorp