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Our Vice-Chancellors:
A Biographical Sketch

 

Kwan Sai Kheong
1975-1980

 

 


Education
Attended a Chinese school, then Raffles Institution
Dip. Arts (Raffles College)
Royal College of Art in London, Majored in painting
BA (Univ. of London)

 

Career

 
1946 Began career in education: teacher in Raffles Institution; later Inspector of Schools; then Vice-Principal (1947-1953) of Teachers' Training College
 
1964-75
 
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education
1975-80 Vice-Chancellor, University of Singapore
1980-81 Ambassador to the Philippines

 

 
 

 

Offices held

Chairman, Singapore National Commission for UNESCO
President, Young Musicians Society
Director, National Cadet Corps
Council Member: University Malaya; University of Singapore; Nanyang University; Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Member, RIHED Governing Board

 

 

Honours

1963  Pingat Pentadbiran Awam (Public Administration Medal, Gold)
1968  Pingat Jasa Gemilang (Meritorious Service Medal)
1973  Hon. Doctor of Letters (University of Singapore)
1977  Officier, Odre des Palmes Acadeiques
1977  Hon. Doctor of Education (Chulalongkong University)

 

 

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