Go Khek Ghee Singapore

Biography of Go Khek Ghee

Go Khek Ghee, matriculation slip 1914-15
Go Khek Ghee, matriculation slip 1914-15

Go Khek Ghee graduated BSc in 1916, and was the first Singaporean student at the University of Glasgow. He was born in Singapore in 1890, son of Go Booh Quan, a merchant.

Ghee received his primary education in Singapore, and is recorded as having passed his preliminary examinations in Mathematics, English and French in Aberdeen in April 1909, with which he gained entry to study for a degree in Engineering at the University of Glasgow. He attended classes at the Royal Technical College (now Strathclyde University) in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering and Drawing, as well as Civil Engineering, and graduated BSc in Engineering on 13 April 1890.


Other Online Resources

Archival Materials

  • R3/1/2 Register of dates of birth of graduates Vol.IV 1916-1920
  • R4/5/5 BSc Graduation Schedules 1914-1917


Go Khek Ghee
Born 13 April 1890.
GU Degree: BSc, 1916; Science and Engineering,
University Link: Alumnus, Graduate
Occupation categories: engineers
English snippet: Engineering graduate of the University of Glasgow, first Singaporean student
Record last updated: 18th Jan 2013

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