EXPOSED: Northland Secondary School Principal Leonard Koh’s posts to his ex-students on Facebook
Posted by temasektimes on June 23, 2012
The Temasek Times has received two emails from MOE teachers complaining about the conduct of Leonard Koh Yiak Kheng, the principal of Northland Secondary School who was recently in the news for allegedly ‘stalking’ ex-students on Facebook:
We also received one PDF file containing over 100 snapshots of Mr Leonard Koh’s ‘interaction’ with his ex-students on Facebook including the ‘interesting’ pages and posts he liked and shared:
In many of the posts, Leonard Koh posted ‘nice’ on the photos of his ex-students some of whom were surprised at his comment. When asked how he found them on Facebook, he replied that he surfed it ‘randomly’.
He also requested to meet up in person with some of his ex-students one day:
“Hey, so nice to meet you online! Let’s meet up one day!”
According to our informant, MOE received the file last year which was circulated to other teachers as well, but chose to turn a blind eye to it.
While the comments were not crude or lewd, something is not right somewhere when an educator actively seeks out his ex-students (not only one, but more than a hundred and more) on Facebook with the intention of asking them out.
MOE should account to the public whether it is acceptable and appropriate for its teachers to engage in such form of ‘communication’ with their students, past and present on Facebook.