Harold V.S. CHAN LAM
O.B.E, C.S.K, G.O.S.K
Harold V.S CHAN LAM O.B.E, C.S.K, G.O.S.K
Founder - Manager of London College
Harold CHAN LAM was born on 1st October 1938 in the village of Central Flacq where his parents were the owner of Magasin Saint Jean. He is the youngest child of the family – he has an elder brother, France and an elder sister, Rosemay.
Harold did his primary studies at Central Flacq Government School. He then joined the Royal College of Port-Louis (known as "La School" at that time). After completing his secondary studies, he went to pursue his tertiary studies at Chelsea College of Science and Advanced Technology, University of London, and in 1963 he obtained his B.Sc. (Special) Honours Mathematics.
He then decided to come back to Mauritius though he was awarded a scholarship to Imperial College. In Mauritius, he started teaching at Curepipe College as Head of Mathematics Department. He got married to Therese Ah-Sue in 1965 and has 3 children:
Jerry - B.Sc Hons Biochemistry, City University of New York
- Doctor of Pharmacy, Creighton University, USA
- Associate Director, Janssen Pharmaceutical Johnson & Johnson, New Jersey,
Terry - B.Sc Hons Computer Science, City University of New York
- MBA, Computer Information Systems, City University of New York
- Rector, London College, Port-Louis
Penny - B.Sc Hons Economics, London School of Economics & Political Sciences,
University of London.
- CA, Chartered Accountants in England & Wales
The CHAN LAM family
In January 1966, Harold Chan Lam founded his own college and named it "LONDON COLLEGE." Through his sacrifices, hard work, perseverance, commitment and devotion to his school and to education at large, he has built a highly respected institution. Today, London College is well known for its discipline, cleanliness, seriousness and good work in the field of Education.
Mr. Harold CHAN LAM is today a well known figure in the field of Education. His contribution in the field of Education and his commitment in social work has been recognised by the Government of Mauritius and the public at large. In 1988, he was awarded the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E., for the New Year Honours. He was further awarded the Commander of the Order of the Star and Key of the Indian Ocean, C.S.K., on the occasion of the National Day, 12th March 1995. On the occasion of the Republic Day, 12th March 2001, he was further awarded the Grand Officer of the Star and Key of the Indian Ocean, G.O.S.K.
Harold V.S. CHAN LAMO.B.E, C.S.K, G.O.S.K
Past and Present occupations and activities
Founder-Manager-Principal of LONDON COLLEGE since 1966
Lecturer of the University of Mauritius 1970
Member of organising committee for Seminar on Comparative Education during International Education Year 1970
Member of the Pakistan Flood Relief Fund , Dec 1970
Selected by late Judge Ramphul to represent Mauritius in the U.S.A. – Travel Project (among French speaking countries in Africa) for Teacher’s Unions in September 1973 (5 weeks Educational tour through different States in America.)
Member of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP U.S.A.) since 1974
Founder-Member of the GIANTS group of Mauritius September 1976
Specialist in Mathematics (University of London U.K.)
Member of the Association of Teachers of Mathematics (A.T.M. England)
Member of the Mauritius Society of Prevention to cruelty to Animals (MSPCA)
Member of committee for the drafting of the PSSA first bill 1976
Treasurer of Managers of Private Secondary Schools Union – MPSSU (From 1971 to 1976)
President of Managers of Private Secondary Schools Union – MPSSU 1977
Organiser and Leader of group of 28 Managers of secondary schools
Educational Far East Tour, August 1977 (Bombay-Singapore-Bangkok-Hong Kong-Taipei)
Member of the Commision of Enquiry in the Post-Primary and Secondary Sector of Education under the Chairmanship of Hon. Justice Victor Glover, June 1977
Member of the University of London Local GCE Examination Committee
Co-ordinator-Unesco Associated Schools Project in Education for International Cooperation and Peace October 1978
Member of the National Commission of UNESCO Mauritius
Founder-Member-Treasurer of Union of Managers of Private "A" Secondary Schools (UMPASS) Nov 1981
Member of the PSSA Board of Discipline and Dismissal Feb 1984
Most Excellent Order of the British Empire O.B.E. – a New Year Honours 1988
Assistant Treasurer of MEDICAID
Rector of LONDON COLLEGE January 1989
Assistant Secretary of the Mauritius Society of Prevention to Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) June 1989
Member of Private Secondary Schools Authority Board (PSSA) June 1989 – May 1992
President of Union of Managers of Private "A" Secondary Schools (UMPASS) March 1990 – up to now
Member of the Regional Health Board (M.O.H.) Port Louis November 1990 – December 1993
Founder and Vice President of Federation of Managers of Private Secondary Schools 1991
Member of ‘Comité Ad-Hoc 25eme Anniversaire de la Cité – April 1991
Chairman Film Festival Sub- Committee – World conference on overseas Chinese March 1991 – November 1991.
Commander of the Order of the Star and Key of the Indian Ocean (C.S.K.) on the occasion of the National Day 12th March 1995
Member of the National Education Council (NEC) for abolition of Ranking at CPE and Regionalisation – 1997
Assistant Treasurer of Mauritius Society of Prevention to Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) 1999.
Board Member of "Projet d’Accompagnement Social et Scolaire (PASS 2001) by Mouvement Pour Le Progres de Roche Bois (MPRB) Jan 1999.
Treasurer of Mauritius Society of Protection to Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA).
Grand Officer of the Order of the Star and Key of the Indian Ocean (GOSK) on the occasion of the National Day 12th March 2001 (for long and outstanding services in the field of Education)
Chairman of the 2nd World Chinese Conference Committee held in Mauritius 13-15 September 2002.
Though having retired as Rector of London College, Mr. Harold CHAN LAM is still involved in the educational sector as well as in social work. His involvement in the raising of funds for the victims of Gujarat in India, the victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and the victims of the earthquake and flood in Sichuan, People's Republic of China is a vivid example.
The Medal of The City of Port-Louis awarded to LONDON COLLEGE on 6th November 1998
On the 10th of May 2012, London College lost his founder.
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