National Junior College

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National Junior College
Maktab Rendah Kebangsaan
Opened 20th January 1969
Address 37 Hillcrest Road, Singapore 288913
Principal Mr Ang Pow Chew
Vice Principal Mr Liong Huai Yu
Mr Harman Johll
Mr Alfred Tan
Abbreviation NJC
Vision NJCians Demonstrate:
Loyalty with Integrity;
Scholarship with Creativity;
Leadership with Sensitivity.
Mission College of the Nation: Home of scholars and leaders who Serve with Honour.
Motto Service with Honour

National Junior College (NJC) is the first Junior College to be established in Singapore. Founded in 1969, National Junior College offers a two-year course for pre-university students and a six-year Integrated Programme, both leading up to the GCE Advanced Level examinations.

In January 1985, National Junior College introduced the Art Elective Programme, and subsequently rolled out the Humanities Scheme in 1987 with experienced British teachers specially arranged to tutor students in various humanities subjects. In 1992, NJC became the first junior college to offer German as part of its Language Elective Programme.

The college introduced the four-year Integrated Programme in 2004, allowing students to take on secondary education in the college and bypass the GCE Ordinary Level examination. The programme was later expanded to a six-year Integrated Programme in 2009.


Principal Years Served
Lim Kim Woon 1969 – 1976
TBC 1976 – 2001
Virginia Cheng 2001 – 2013
Ang Pow Chew 2013 – present

Notable Alumni[edit]


  • Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Singapore's Minister for the Environment and Water Resources.
  • Chen Show Mao, Member of Parliament under the auspices of the Workers' Party.
  • Gan Kim Yong, Minister of Health.
  • Assoc. Prof. Ho Peng Kee, Former Senior Minister of State for Law and Home Affairs.
  • S. Iswaran, Minister of State of Trade and Industry.
  • Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore's current and 3rd Prime Minister; Former Minister of Finance
  • Lim Swee Say, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office; People's Action Party (PAP) Whip; Former Secretary-General of the National Trades Union Congress
  • Sylvia Lim, Member of Parliament for the Aljunied GRC ; Chairman of Workers' Party
  • Dr Ng Eng Hen, Minister of Manpower; Second Minister of Defence
  • Dr Balaji Sadasivan, Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Information, Communication and the Arts
  • Matthias Yao, Former Mayor of the South East District; Deputy Speaker of Parliament; Former Member of Parliament.


  • Ho Ching, CEO and Executive Director of Temasek Holdings, Wife of Lee Hsien Loong; one of Forbes' "Most Powerful Women in Business" (3rd in 2007)
  • Lee Hsien Yang, former President and CEO of SingTel, Brother of Lee Hsien Loong; current Non-Executive Director and Chairman-Designate of Fraser and Neave Limited.


  • Jeanette Aw, Mediacorp Actress
  • Eelyn Kok, Mediacorp Actress
  • Elvin Ng, Mediacorp Actor
  • Tung Soo Hua, Mediacorp newscaster
  • Claire Wong, Actress & Director


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