Published on 19 Jul 2023

Class of 2023 celebrate new milestone at Convocation

Close to 10,700 graduands from NTU’s Class of 2023 will celebrate a new milestone in their lives as they graduate from NTU at this year’s Convocation ceremonies.

The first convocation ceremony held today also marked the inauguration of Professor Ho Teck Hua as the fifth President of NTU.

Professor Ho’s inauguration was witnessed by President Halimah Yacob, as Chancellor of NTU, who presided over the ceremony. Also in attendance was Education Minister Mr Chan Chun Sing, who presented Professor Ho with his Certificate of Appointment.

The first ceremony also saw the presentation of degree scrolls to the inaugural batches of three degree programmes: Master of Science (Science of Learning); Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences and Biobusiness; and Bachelor of Science in Mathematical and Computer Sciences.

In his address to the Class of 2023, Professor Ho called on the graduates to be bold and take risks, be adaptable and pursue their passions, and to be curious and keep learning – while always seeking to make a positive impact in the world and society at large.

This year, NTU conferred three honorary doctorates to individuals who have made significant contributions to the betterment of society, their country, or advanced learning and knowledge.

They are top former civil servant Mr Philip Yeo; Ms Ho Peng, ex-Director General of Education at the Ministry of Education; and Professor Dame Lynn Gladden, Shell Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Cambridge. 

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