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Mr Tan Yap Kwang

Mr Tan Yap Kwang graduated from Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada with a B Sc Hons degree in Physics and a B Ed degree.

After joining the Singapore Education Service, he attended the University of London Institute of Education and obtained a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology and Education Statistics.

In the Ministry of Education, Mr Tan served in several Divisions and was the Director for various Divisions including Planning, Educational Technology and Examinations. As Director of Educational Technology, he spearheaded the Ministry’s first IT Masterplan.

In 2004, he helped establish the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) and was appointed as its first Chief Executive. During his tenure in SEAB, he implemented various reforms in Singapore’s National Examinations, including greater control of the GCE O-level and A-level examinations, in partnership with Cambridge Assessment.