First of all, my heart goes out to the students and alumni of the JCs which got merged. Years of history were flushed down the drain when the authorities decided to make it happen. What made me particularly furious is that non-elite JC students were made to memorise answers from top JC students because educators do not have the confidence that they can come up with arguments and ideas of their own. This was unheard of during my time.

The unPC reason for this merger is that the JCs were not elite enough. As much as we hate to hear this, this is a good answer.

JCs were merged because they were not elite enough. End of Story.

Here are some of my other thoughts on this matter :

a) Instead of blaming Eunoia JC, you should blame the Polytechnics instead

Certain quarters of the Web had their ire targeted …