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Millennia Institute
励仁高级中学 ( Chinese)
Institut Millennia ( Malay)
மிலெனியா கல்வி நிலையம் ( Tamil)
60 Bukit Batok West Ave 8
Singapore 658965
Established3 January 2004; 20 years ago (2004-01-03)
School code0908
PrincipalLoo Ming Yaw
Colour(s)  Red
MissionNurture Talents, Achieve Success

Millennia Institute (MI) is a centralised institute in Singapore offering three-year pre-university education. It is currently the only pre-university centre to offer the Commerce stream apart from the traditional arts and science streams offered by pre-university institutions. [1] [2]


Outram Institute (1987–2004)

Outram Institute was the first centralised institute open in 1987, and the oldest before her annexation into the Millennia Institute. Outram Institute occupied the former premises of the Chung Hwa Girls' High School and led by her first school principal, Mrs Lim Han Soon. [3]

In 1989, Outram Institute was the first pre-university centre in Singapore to offer the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry examination, on top of the Singapore-Cambridge GCE Advanced Level examination. The first batch of its students achieved an 80 percent pass rate in the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry examination, as reflected on a local article on 18 October 1989. [4]

Jurong Institute (1989–2004)

Jurong Institute was the third centralised institute when it was established in 1989 and was initially located at Jurong West Street 91. The Institute moved to 2 Toh Tuck Terrace on 18 November 1994.

Jurong Institute was known for its stringent examination standards, which hit the news in 1990. The uproar involved the institute's policy that all advancing students of the promotional examination are required to re-take all subjects in the supplementary exam, including the ones cleared by the students in the promotional examination. [5]

Merger as Millennia Institute

Millennia Institute campus at Bukit Batok, taken in 2007.

On 26 July 2003, decision was made public by the Ministry of Education on the merger of Outram Institute and Jurong Institute to conglomerate the sparsely organised three-year pre-university institutions into a single entity. [2] This move was to allow consolidation of expertise and teaching resources of the two institutes, and provide students with more customised programmes and facilities, thereby enhancing the delivery of the three-year pre-university education programme. As a result, Millennia Institute was established on 3 January 2004. [6] A new campus was announced on 2 December 2003 to be ready in 2007. [7]

After relocation to new current campus

On 12 December 2006, the institution relocated to its permanent campus at 60 Bukit Batok West Avenue 8. The permanent campus was officially declared open in May 2009 by former Minister for Education Dr. Ng Eng Hen as the guest of honour. [8]

In May 2012, the Millennia Institute chaired the annual pre-University seminar at Nanyang Technological University. Held in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, the event was the first to include a theme song since the inception of the seminar. [9]


Name of Principal Years Served
Ong-Ooi Giok Tin [10] 2004–2005
Tan Chor Pang [10] 2006–2013
Tan Wan Yu 2014–2023
Loo Ming Yaw 2024–present


Millennia Institute accepts its students based on academic merit through the annual joint admission exercise, which allows non- integrated programme students to apply to post-secondary institutions via their Singapore-Cambridge GCE Ordinary Level examination results. The net aggregate L1R4 result, which encompasses the results of a first language and four relevant content-based subjects (of which mathematics and a humanities subject is mandatory), is considered for the admission to Millennia Institute. [11]


MIndSpace, the library of Millennia Institute.

Millennia Institute's campus along Bukit Batok West Avenue 8 covers an area of approximately 16 hectares. Constructed at a cost of around S$24 million, the purpose-built campus catering to pre-university education is completed with Junior College equivalent facilities, including two air-conditioned lecture theatres designed to accommodate the entire cohort. [12]

Tutorial rooms are built into a single block, streamlined to connect the tutorial rooms conveniently to the lecture rooms, canteen and the laboratories. Other facilities include an auditorium, a fully air conditioned multi-purpose hall and a sports complex with running track, AstroTurf hockey pitch, as well as 2 tennis, 2 basketball, badminton and volleyball courts. [13]

The library, stylised as "MIndSpace", is located at the heart of the campus. The MIndSpace feature five discussion rooms located at the upper level for small-group study, discussions or project work, as well as two instructional rooms that can accommodate 36 students each for teaching and learning. [13]

Academic information

Auditorium in Millennia Institute, taken on 29 December 2006

The three-years course offered at Millennia Institute leads to the Singapore-Cambridge GCE Advanced Level examination. As opposed to two year courses offered at junior colleges, students at the Millennia Institute have an additional year to prepare for the national examinations, with Project Work and H1 level Mother Tongue Languages examined in the second year. [14] Millennia Institute is the only public pre-university centre in Singapore to offer Commerce for the Singapore-Cambridge GCE Advanced Level examination, with Management of Business and Principles of Accounts offered the two Commerce stream academic subjects. [14]

See also

External links


  1. ^ Zhuang, Justin (2013). Singapore School Crests - The Stories Behind the Symbols (PDF). Singapore: National Library Board, Singapore. p. 45. ISBN  978-981-07-6524-8.
  2. ^ a b "About MI". Archived from the original on 24 December 2017. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  3. ^ The Outram Institute yearbook. Singapore: Outram Institute. 1989. p. 4.
  4. ^ Chua, Chong Jin (18 October 1989). "Outram Institute's extra exams for students pay off". The Straits Times. Singapore. p. 18. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  5. ^ Chua, Chong Jin (26 October 1990). "Jurong Institute's exam policies too strict say students". The Straits Times. p. 27.
  6. ^ "Independent Junior Colleges, Merger of Centralised Institutes and Enhancements to Edusave Scholarships Framework" (Press release). Ministry of Education. 26 July 2003. Archived from the original on 26 September 2008. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  7. ^ Koh, Yvonne (3 December 2003). "New campus for merging centralised institutes". The Straits Times.
  8. ^ "2 schools celebrate landmark events". Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  9. ^ Chew, Matthias; Chia, Stacey (30 May 2012). "Unemployment, recession top concerns of students". The Straits Times. Singapore. Retrieved 1 December 2017.[ dead link]
  10. ^ a b "former-principals-of-mi-ji-oi". Archived from the original on 25 December 2016. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  11. ^ "2018-JAE-Information-Booklet-(Section-6) - Entry Requirements of Courses to Junior Colleges & Millennia Institute" (PDF). Ministry of Education, Republic of Singapore ( 27 September 2017. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  12. ^ About MI - About MI Archived 10 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ a b "Millennia Prospectus" (PDF). Millennia Institute - Millennia Institute. 12 December 2016. p. 9. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  14. ^ a b "2018 JAE Information Booklet - Information for candidates seeking admission to: Junior Colleges, Millennia Institute, Polytechnics, Institute of Technical Education". 12 September 2017. Retrieved 1 December 2017.