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22 April 2017, 01:26 | Anna Nguyen
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All employees of the schools involved in the massive merging exercise will either join the reconstituted schools or be deployed elsewhere, said the Ministry of Education (MOE) yesterday as it stressed that no employees - be it teachers or administrative staff - would lose their jobs.
It noted that the fall in live births in Singapore over the past two decades has led to a corresponding decline in overall demand for school places at the national level.
The geographical distribution of the school-going population has also shifted over the years. As housing estates mature, there will also be a drop in demand for Primary 1 places.
Some may end up teaching at a different level, such as moving from a JC to a secondary school.
Sufficient critical mass is needed for a school to offer a good range of educational programmes and co-curricular activities (CCAs) for its students. This is why more primary schools will be built in the newer estates even as others are being merged. The ministry said that in view of the "significant continued fall in cohort sizes", more schools will need to be merged over the next two years.
This is the first time that junior colleges have been merged, said a press statement from the Ministry of Education (MOE).
MOE has given the assurance that all students who qualify for JC will have a place.
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Open one new Primary School in Sengkang in 2018.
Meanwhile, Da Qiao Primary had previously merged with Chong Boon Primary in 2000, while East Coast Primary School took in students of Jaya Primary School when the latter closed in December 1998.
Merge three pairs of Secondary Schools in 2019.
"What would happen is that - because we need them to ensure stability - we will have an excess of staff in all the JCs (junior colleges) or all of the (merged) schools, so that they can help bring the merged programmes over in a sensible way that does not affect the quality". MOE had also in March 2016 that announced that 4 pairs of secondary schools will be merged in 2018.
The schools to be merged in 2019 (see table below) were chosen based on factors such as enrollment size, geographical proximity, suitability as merger partners and infrastructure capacity.
"The history and heritage of both schools will be documented in a heritage space in the merged school building".
Innova JC principal Michael de Silva said he will be speaking to his teachers individually to find out their preferences, which will be taken into account as he works with the MOE on their deployment post-merger.
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