RI appoints new principal

RI appoints new principal
Mrs Lim (left), Raffles Institution's first woman principal, will be replaced with VJC's pricipal, Mr Chan Poh Meng (right).

SINGAPORE - Sources close to the school said Mr Chan Poh Meng, the principal of Victoria Junior College, will take over when she leaves at the end of the year.


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Here is the full statement from Raffles Institution:

APPOINTMENT OF NEW PRINCIPAL, RAFFLES INSITUTION (RI)

SINGAPORE - The Raffles Institution Board of Governors is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Chan Poh Meng as Principal of Raffles Institution with effect from December 15, 2013. He succeeds Mrs Lim Lai Cheng.

Mrs Lim Lai Cheng, 49, was appointed Principal of Raffles Institution when Raffles Junior College re-integrated with Raffles Institution in 2009. A former Rafflesian and alumnus of Cambridge University, Mrs Lim has served in various leadership roles in her 27- year career in the education service. She was Deputy Director at the Ministry of Education prior to being appointed Principal of Raffles Junior College in 2008. She had also served as Principal of Commonwealth Secondary School and Temasek Junior College.

As Principal of the re-integrated Raffles Institution, Mrs Lim led the school to attain the prestigious Singapore Quality Award in 2011, affirming the school's achievement of world-class standards of organizational effectiveness. Marrying her deep belief in the holistic education of young people with her wealth of experience in education and community involvement, Mrs Lim brought to the re-integrated Raffles Institution a renewed focus on serving the community while preserving the ethos and culture of excellence that both institutions embody. For her contributions to education, she was conferred the Chevalier dan Ordre des Palmes Academiques by the French Education Minister on 26 April 2012.

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