Ong Ye Kung and Ng Chee Meng promoted to full Ministers of education

SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Education will have two new full ministers in Mr Ong Ye Kung and Mr Ng Chee Meng, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) announced on Friday (Oct 28).

Mr Ng Chee Meng and Mr Ong Ye Kung, who are currently Acting Minister for Education (Schools) and Acting Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) respectively, will be promoted to full ministers in the current portfolios.

Mr Ng, who is also Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Transport, will be 2nd Minister in the Ministry of Transport.

Promoting Ong Ye Kung and Ng Chee Meng 黄志明 to full ministers as of 1 November. Both will continue to share the...

Posted by Lee Hsien Loong on Friday, October 28, 2016

Mr Ong will also be the 2nd Minister in the Ministry of Defence, a promotion from his current Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Defence portfolio.

"These promotions are part of leadership renewal and will take effect on Nov 1," PMO said in its statement.

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