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JC Experience 2016


On 6 January 2016, around 150 Secondary 4 graduates who had recently completed their ‘O’ level examinations, participated in Nanyang JC’s annual ‘JC Experience’.  This one-day event provides participants with relevant information about JC education, and helps them to make well-informed decisions pertaining to future education pathways.

Our principal, Mr Kwek Hiok Chuang, started the day by welcoming the student participants to the college before providing a concise overview of the programme’s objectives. Ms Amy Chiew from the Corporate Communications Committee talked about the differences between junior colleges and polytechnics, the requirements of the JC system and the reasons why NYJC should be the college of choice.

Participants had their first taste of General Paper and Project Work as they sat through a series of introductory talks by the respective Heads of Department, who allayed their anxieties about these subjects that are unfamiliar to most of them. It was not all work and no play for the participants though. They were able to interact with one another and NYJC student facilitators during lunch. The participants also bonded through team-building games, sports electives (ranging from Archery to Speed Tag) as well as embarking on a College Amazing race, which gave them a good idea of the facilities NYJC has to offer.

The Q-and-A session segment in the afternoon saw participants posing questions.  A panel of lecturers addressed these queries pertaining to issues on CCAs, examination matters, subject combinations and requirements, preparation for tertiary education and curriculum demands. The large number of questions was ample proof of the participants’ engagement and curiosity about JC life.

The day ended on a high note: participants who displayed outstanding enthusiasm and ability during the games and sports electives were awarded prizes. Our principal, Mr Kwek, reiterated the benefits of participating in the programme during his closing address. He hoped that students would pass on the knowledge they have acquired about JC life to their fellow schoolmates to help them make wise choices about their post-secondary options.

We look forward to having even more Secondary 4 graduates join us for next year’s JC Experience.