Wee Keng Yong graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree under a Public Service Commission Teaching Scholarship (Local). He went on to obtain a Master’s degree in Arts (Education) from Boston College under the Ministry of Education (MOE) Postgraduate Overseas Scholarship. Along the way, he also received the Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the National Institute of Education and underwent training to be an Extended Essay Coordinator for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
Over the course of his teaching career, Keng Yong has covered the whole education spectrum in Singapore. He has taught in a primary school, secondary schools and junior colleges; ranging from neighbourhood schools, independent schools, SAP schools and international schools. He has prepared students for various syllabuses such as PSLE, GCE ‘O’, ‘N(A)’, ‘N(T)’ and ‘A’ levels, IGCSE, IB as well as AP examinations. His postings to MOE HQ involved working on the gifted education programme, implementation of the 2006 JC curriculum, as well as reviews of the GCE ‘O’, ‘N(A)’ and ‘A’ level Physics syllabuses.
Besides an ardent passion for the sciences, Keng Yong also enjoys dabbling in performing arts in his younger days. He has performed in and directed several Chinese plays in school. As an undergraduate, he produced and co-directed a modern fantasy play at the Substation with a group of like-minded friends. He was also part of a xinyao group in JC and took part in various xinyao singing competitions. Being part of the SOTA family, Keng Yong hopes to be reconnected to this enriching part of his life.
As a science educator, Keng Yong aims for all his students to acquire the necessary scientific literacy to function effectively in an increasing technologically-driven world. Given the worsening environmental and climate conditions, he also aspires to use Science lessons to advocate for active citizenship in youths so that they become environmental stewards engaging in sustainable practices to help preserve biodiversity for future generations. In SOTA, Keng Yong wants to help students discover that a good understanding of science not only helps enrich their appreciation of the various art forms, but also enhance their artistic creativity in whichever art disciplines they are pursuing.