Will life be the same for teachers after mergers?

With the merger of the eight junior colleges into four, some teachers have been quoted as saying that they are worried about their future. We should see this as not just a merger of schools, but also as a massive change in jobs and lives of the staff at the affected junior colleges.

While the MOE had said that no one would lose their jobs, imagine the anxiety of facing the uncertainty of where you are going to be deployed, of parting ways with most of the colleagues who had been in the same school with you for a long time, and the prospect of having an entirely new team of colleagues and students without ever having changed or requested for a change of job deployment. Some of the teachers might even have to teach at other levels, meaning they might have to trade JC teaching to secondary school modules. All these change of environment and possibly job description will just add to the anxiety levels of the teachers.

The question is, why were the teachers only informed almost at the same time as the public were. Didn’t the Ministry and JC think their teachers were important enough to actually been informed much earlier, to prepare them for the eventuality and to face questions from their friends and families?


CH Tan



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6 Responses to “Will life be the same for teachers after mergers?”

  • Amos humiliate L*L and PAP:

    What will likely happen here is MOE would put “surplus” teachers in dead-end post so they will voluntarily leave so it can still claim nobody as retrenched. Amos case in US Court proved that PAP cannot be trusted.

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  • Used And Thrown:

    Daft sinkies teachers are just digits. They are there only because they are wimps and oblivious to all the evils of the regime, indirectly poisoning the minds of our children to be unquestioning digits as well.
    So if these are digits and beholden to the regime, would you expect them to be treasured or treated with respect?
    Not forgetting who is helming the ministry for schools? A zero experience paper general. You think he has the experience to know that stakeholders should be informed first?
    How much would merging the schools save in terms of money?? Peanuts compared with buying our next fighter jet.
    These stupid ministars just missed a golden opportunity for furthering excellence in our education by having a go on smaller class size, which may allow every JC to be a truly good JC.

    This is yet another example of the failure of our public administration system of nurturing ministars from paper generals. This failed system will perpetuate as dumb pinky is made from this mould. He could not afford to denounce his own path as failure, could he?

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  • Debonding the PAP Wayangs:

    Emotional intelligence, PAP style.

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  • N.Jungne:

    Indirect retrenchment

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  • kf:

    The public sector should wake up. Informing teachers in advance is good but it’s not a given. Long ago in the private sector, there were employees told on he same day as management announcements too. Long ago.

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  • New Egg Yoke:

    Survivor: Daft Merger.

    Dim Wit
    Dim Play
    Dim Last

    Welcome to 70% Daft Island, where there is sea, there will be pirates~ Old Singapore Saying

    Fact check: Criminal Minds; Beyond Bodoh. :)

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