26 Dec '11, 12pm

JC student’s comments on school facilities spark buzz | SingaporeScene - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

JC student’s comments on school facilities spark buzz | SingaporeScene - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

ITE College East (Photo courtesy of ITE College East photography club) A Junior College student is in the spotlight for making a controversial comment on the disparity in expenditure of campus facilities between Junior Colleges (JC) and the Institute of Technical Education (ITE). 17-year-old student Kwek Jian Qiang from Temasek JC pointed out in a letter to TODAY that "there are significant disparities in the quality of learning environments", and that "our brightest students should get the best facilities in order to excel and grow". He cited examples of the facilities he saw when he was attending a seminar at ITE College East. "The interior was like a plush hotel: Sleek floors, plush lecture theatre chairs, high-quality tables - quality exceeding that found in our polytechnics and junior colleges," he told the paper. From the exterior, with an Olympic-sized swimming pool...

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