14 Nov '17, 12pm

NUS welcomes President Halimah Yacob as new chancellor

SINGAPORE - President Halimah Yacob's characteristic concern for the less well-off and the need to advance communities was underlined on Tuesday (Nov 14) by National University of Singapore's (NUS) president Tan Chorh Chuan when he welcomed her as its 10th chancellor. He recalled her stressing on several occasions at the university's board of trustees' meetings the importance of giving poor students financial aid so that they can access the full range of the university's programmes. "She also urged us to encourage and support more active engagement of our students with the wider community," Prof Tan said at a lunch in the NUS University Hall. Indeed, her sense of public service and unwavering dedication to serve and advance the lives of individuals and communities, particularly the disadvantaged, are her most enduring qualities, he noted. The chancellor's post at NUS, acco...

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