May 30, 2024


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NUS arts and social sciences faculty honours 5 alumni, including Josephine Teo, Low Thia Khiang

SINGAPORE – For their get the job done in governing administration, politics and advocacy, Mrs Josephine Teo, Mr Minimal Thia Khiang and Ms Denise Phua are between 5 recipients who have been recognised by their alma mater, the Countrywide University of Singapore’s (NUS) College of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS).

They received on Friday evening (April 29) the FASS Distinguished Arts and Social Sciences Alumni Award 2021.

Ordinarily held on a yearly basis, past year’s ceremony was postponed to this calendar year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The recipients are Mrs Teo, Minister for Communications and Facts and Second Minister for Home Affairs Singapore’s Ambassador to Japan Peter Tan Mr Haresh Sharma, resident playwright of The Required Phase Ms Phua, Jalan Besar GRC MP and mayor of Central Singapore District and Mr Minimal, previous secretary-typical of the Workers’ Social gathering.

In a assertion on Friday, NUS explained: “These exceptional recipients have also reached excellence in several fields domestically and internationally, which has contributed to the betterment and marketing of the arts and social sciences.”

Mrs Teo, an MP considering that 2006, graduated with a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in economics in 1991, successful various honours, including the Rachel Meyer Reserve Prize for remaining the very best female university student.

She was appointed Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-cost of Wise Nation and Cyber safety in May perhaps 2021.

She is also a member of the National Work opportunities Council and the Upcoming Economic climate Council, and has been the 2nd Minister for House Affairs considering that May well 2018.

Formerly the minister for manpower, she also formerly served in a number of ministries, this kind of as finance, transport and foreign affairs, as very well as in the Primary Minister’s Office environment.