Retaining both JCs' names a good move

It is a good that the eight merging junior colleges will retain the names of both schools (Merged JCs to bear original names of both schools: MOE; Jan 12).

Changing the names of the JCs altogether would have resulted in an uproar, especially from the students and alumni of the JCs.

The names of the schools remind the current and former students of their roots and where they were taught the important lessons in life.

Retaining both names also allows students and alumni to feel a sense of connection to their schools, especially if they return later on in life to visit.

As the merging schools come together to form one body, I hope that both colleges will be able to unite their strengths and move forward as a combined entity.

Toh Ai Qi, 13

Secondary 2 student

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 24, 2018, with the headline 'Retaining both JCs' names a good move'. Print Edition | Subscribe