31 July 2018
Nanyang Technological University has conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters to former Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam.
A Doctor of Letters is the highest award given by a university.
Dr Tony Tan played an instrumental role in setting up NTU and the National University of Singapore as the minister-in-charge of both institutions.
He was also NTU chancellor from 2011 until last year, before he passed on the role to President Halimah Yacob.
At the same time, former head of civil service Peter Ho was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science.
His career in public service spanning more than 34 years.