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Ministry of Education Appoints 61 Principals in 2017

1. The Ministry of Education (MOE) will be appointing 61 Principals at the Appointment and Appreciation Ceremony for Principals, which will be held on 28 December 2017. Of these, 16 are newly-appointed Principals (refer to Annex for the details).

2. The process of appointing and rotating Principals allows schools to benefit from new perspectives and enables experienced Principals to share best practices across schools. Our Principals will have the opportunity to take on new challenges, and contribute by shaping and strengthening the work of the schools that they are newly-appointed to.

3. For the 45 serving Principals and HQ officers who are assuming new Principalship appointments, it is an affirmation of MOE’s confidence in their abilities to continue guiding our teachers and students in schools. For the 16 newly-appointed Principals, this is an important career milestone as they assume bigger responsibilities as leaders in education.

4. Mr Wong Siew Hoong, Director-General of Education, will present the Letters of Appointment to the Principals at the Appointment and Appreciation Ceremony. The ceremony will also acknowledge the contributions of retiring Principals and Senior Education Officers from MOE HQ who had formerly served as Principals. Minister for Education (Schools), Mr Ng Chee Meng, will be the Guest-of-Honour.

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