It must be noted that a 16th Junior College has opened in the far eastern region of Singapore called Pasir Ris named Meridian Junior College. The pioneer batch of students entered in 2003.

It is widely believed that this Junior College was built in to cater for the expected increase in students seeking tertiary education, due to the baby boom in 1988, the "auspicious" year of the Dragon (in the Chinese Zodiac).