Annan to take up teaching post in Singapore

Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan will take up a teaching post at a Singapore university next year, a spokeswoman for the school said today.

Annan will start his teaching stint in early 2010 at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, a graduate school the National University of Singapore, the spokeswoman said.

She said the school was still working out the details of Annan’s post, including what course he would teach and the number of classes.

Annan will take up a professorship named after Hong Kong’s richest man Li Ka-shing, who donated 100 million Singapore dollars (USD 69 million) to the school in 2007.

The graduate school bears the name of modern Singapore’s founding father and first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, who shepherded the island-state’s rise from a trading port to one of Asia’s wealthiest cities in just over 30 years.

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