07 January 2018
The Ministry of Education has announced that in the coming school merger exercise, each of the merged schools will bear the name of the school where it will be located.
The MOE announced the names of the merged schools recently. It said in a statement: “In naming (the) merged schools, a range of factors were considered, including the schools’ history and heritage, enrolments, as well as stakeholders’ interests and the sentiments of all schools involved.”
Some of the alumni lamented the loss of the names of their alma maters.
The names of the merged junior colleges will be announced in the early part of 2018, said MOE. Already, there have been calls for some of the junior colleges’ names to be kept.
For example, the alumni of Jurong Junior College, which will be merged with Pioneer JC, called for their school’s name to be preserved. Jurong JC has a 36-year history and is widely known for being one of the birthplaces of the Singapore Chinese indie folk music movement.