Dear All Singapore Stuff,
MOE says that they chose the JCs to merge by geographical spread. This is PR spin. But PR spin has to be believable. As many have pointed out, Hwa Chong and NJC are right across the road from each other.
It is obvious that the JCs chosen were the least popular by cut-off points. There is nothing wrong with that. So just admit it instead of spinning an incredulous story.
Note: someone has messaged me to point out that all 8 are non-IP non-mission Government JCs. Which explains inclusion of Anderson.