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NJC founding principal Lim Kim Woon dies

Lim Kim Woon, the founding principal of National Junior College, died at the age of 81 on Saturday evening.

SINGAPORE: Lim Kim Woon, the founding principal of Singapore's first junior college, died at the age of 81 on Saturday evening.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his wife Ho Ching, who were once students of Mr Lim at the National Junior College, attended the wake at Mount Vernon on Monday evening.

In a condolence letter to Mr Lim's wife, Fong Chen Phin, Mr Lee shared that he and his wife were inspired by Mr Lim's energy, enthusiasm and concern for his students' well-being and moral upbringing.

Mr Lee also lauded Mr Lim's dedication to training educators and preparing Singaporeans for jobs in the country's young economy in the 1960s.

Mr Lim had served as principal of NJC between 1969 and 1976, and Mr Lee said he had also continued to strengthen Singapore's education system at the national level over the years.

Mr Lee said the award was a fitting tribute to Mr Lim's lifelong passion for serving the community, and that his memory will live on in the education sector. 

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