MOE clarifies how to pronounce the name of Singapore's newest junior college

MOE clarifies how to pronounce the name of Singapore's newest junior college
Students from Catholic High
PHOTO: The Straits Times

The name of a new junior college, Eunoia Junior College, announced by the Ministry of Education (MOE) on Tuesday (Dec 29) had most of us scratching our heads.

Numerous people have shared on social media that they are unsure of how to pronounce the word Eunoia.

To clear the public's doubts, MOE posted on Facebook on Tuesday night explaining the meaning of the exotic word.

MOE said: "It's an English word which comes from the Greek word 'εὔνοια'. It means 'beautiful thinking'.

The education ministry also took on a humorous tone as it clarified how "Eunoia" should be pronounced: "You know ya, it is not pronounced 'you-know-ya'. It's pronounced 'yoo-noh-iea'."

It also thanked members of the public for their "creative interpretations" of the pronunciation of JC's name.

According to The Straits Times, the new JC will receive Integrated Programme students of Catholic High School, CHIJ St Nicholas Girls' and Singapore Chinese Girls' School from 2017.

Its campus will be temporarily sited at the former Raffles Junior College campus at Mount Sinai before moving to its permanent site at Sin Ming avenue at the end of 2019.


Thanks for your creative interpretations on how to pronounce the name of our newest JC - Eunoia.You know ya, it's an...

Posted by Ministry of Education, Singapore on Tuesday, December 29, 2015

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