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PM Lee sends condolence letter to widow of the late founding principal of NJC

Published on Jul 7, 2014 8:01 PM
 
Madam Fong Chen Phin (left), and son Lim Toon Wei (right), at the funeral wake on 6 July 2014 for her husband, Mr Lim Kim Woon, the founding principal of National Junior College (NJC), Singapore’s first junior college. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong sent a condolence letter on Monday, July 7, 2014 to the widow of the late founding principal of National Junior College (NJC). -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong sent a condolence letter on Monday to the widow of the late founding principal of National Junior College (NJC), Singapore's first junior college.

Mr Lim Kim Woon, 81, had died from poor health on Saturday evening.

In the letter to Madam Fong Chen Phin, PM Lee said Mr Lim, his former principal, had "helped to build up our education system from scratch, and nurtured generations of students and teachers".

Prior to his tenure at NJC which began in 1969, Mr Lim had taught at Chinese High School and Tanjong Katong Secondary School, and was later posted to Teacher's Training College, a predecessor of the National Institute of Education.

 
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