Anderson Junior College
History of AJC
Anderson Junior College’s vision is to nurture passionate learners, adventurous thinkers and caring leaders.
AJC’s motto Non Mihi Solum (Not for Myself Alone) galvanises students to champion positive change, inspire others, and build community. The college believes that Singapore would develop into a nation of excellence if each person regards it as his duty to reach his full potential not only for himself, but for others as well.
Receiving its first batch of students in 1984, Anderson Junior College was the 11th junior college to be established in Singapore. Mr Heng Chiang Meng, then Member of Parliament for Jalan Kayu SMC, officiated the opening ceremony of the college.
Led by Mr Lee Fong Seng with 79 academic staff in its first year, the college grew in strength and stature, with almost 150 academic staff and 15 Heads of Departments in 2018.
The Anderson Junior College Hostel commenced construction in 2009 and was completed in 2012 to better serve the needs of international students in the college.
The College Crest
The college crest, designed by Heng Eng Hwa in 1984, is formed from the initials of the college. The letter A, in the form of a yellow flame, symbolise the vitality and youthful aspirations of the students. The dark blue letters, J and C, supporting the flame, symbolise the college support for the individual in his efforts to realise his ambition. The four circles at the base depict racial harmony, highlighting the college motto, NON MIHI SOLUM.
Seven principals helmed the college through the years: the founding principal Mr Lee Fong Seng from 1983 to 1987, Mrs Rebecca Mok from 1988 to 1992, Miss Tan Teng Wah from 1992 to 1998, Mr Tan Tiek Kwee from 1998 to 2005, Ms Susan Leong from 2005 to 2011, and Mr Lee Seng Hai from 2011 to 2015. The 7th principal, Ms Tay Lai Ling, was appointed in December 2015.