The polytechnic also said it has reached out to the alumnus, who made the allegations public, for more information and has urged students and alumni who encountered similar issues to contact the school.
Currently, Tan is still suspended, the polytechnic said, and will not hesitate to dismiss him if appropriate.
A NP spokesperson said:
We are aware of allegations surfaced by our alumnus on social media against the lecturer who inappropriately discussed religion in class in 2017. We strive to ensure that our campus remains a safe and conducive space for learning at all times, and we deeply regret the experience our alumnus went through. We have reached out to the alumnus to assist us with more information.
Ngee Ann Polytechnic has a zero tolerance approach against any form of misconduct by members of our community. Our staff members are expected to respect the cultural, ethnic and religious differences when interacting with students and other staff members. They must uphold secularity and impartiality at all times, in line with our staff Code of Conduct.
The lecturer in question has been suspended from his duties. We are investigating the matter and will not hesitate to take disciplinary action, including dismissal if appropriate.
Students and alumni who have had similar experiences are encouraged to contact us at [email protected].
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