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​​Big congrats to winners of the NBS Teacher of the Year Award 2017​​

Published on: 16-Oct-2017

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The award nominees displayed excellent teaching practices and enriched the learning experiences of our students.


To acknowledge our faculty for excellence in teaching, the nominees of the 2017 Teacher of the Year award were cordially invited to the Education Excellence Award Ceremony at the Nanyang Auditorium on 27th September 2017.

Of the 11 nominees this year, two faculty members were presented with the Teacher of the Year awards. Associate Professor Tan Seet Koh (Accounting), was conferred the Teacher of the Year (Accountancy) and Associate Professor Sia Siew Kien (Information Technology and Operations Management) received the Teacher of the Year (Business) award.

Award nominees

This year, a total of 1233 students participated in the voting exercise for the TOY award from March to May. The following 11 faculty members were nominated for the award this year:

• Associate Professor Chen Yee Fong, Geraldine
• Senior Lecturer David Yew
• Lecturer Lau Chew King
• Associate Professor Lim-Lum Kit Wye
• Senior Lecturer Neerja Sethi
• Associate Professor Ng Sok Ling, Sharon
• Associate Professor Ong Chin Siew, Dennis
• Associate Professor Sia Siew Kien
• Associate Professor Tan Seet Koh
• Lecturer Wong King Yin
• Associate Professor Wu Yuan

The Teacher of the Year (Accountancy) is selected based on the highest percentage of votes casted by NBS Year 3 single degree accountancy students and Year 4 Accountancy & Business students.

The Teacher of the Year (Business) is selected based on the highest percentage of votes casted by NBS Year 3 single degree Business students, Year 4 double degree Accountancy and Business students and Year 4 double degree Computer Science and Business (IT) students.

When asked about the thoughts of winning the award, Prof Tan said, “I am really honoured and this award will inspire me to constantly improve the learning experience of our students.”

As for Prof Sia, he explained the importance of making his students see the relevance of what they are learning today and how they can apply them to the workplace in future. “I try to share experiences or stories from real life organisations which they can relate to,” he said.

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