NJC principal retires after 12 years
Virginia Cheng turned Singapore's first JC into a school with students from Sec 1
Mrs Virginia Cheng hit the ground running and started planning for an integrated programme (IP) when she took over as principal of National Junior College (NJC) in December 2001.
In 12 years, she transformed Singapore's first junior college, which now takes in students from Secondary 1 and has a boarding programme for all students.
The 64-year-old retires at the end of this year and will be succeeded by Mr Ang Pow Chew, a deputy director at the Education Ministry's curriculum planning and development division, and former principal of Victoria School.
Mrs Cheng told The Sunday Times that being the first government JC to offer the IP in 2004 meant that she had to introduce "a programme that would open doors to all students".