Singapore Junior Chemistry Olympiad

The Singapore Junior Chemistry Olympiad (SJChO) is a competition organised by the Singapore National Institute of Chemistry (SNIC) in partnership with NUS High School of Math & Science, Nanyang Polytechnic and supported by the Ministry of Education and the National University of Singapore.

The history of this competition began in 2010.  Today, the competition attracts more than 2000 students from around 75 secondary schools in Singapore.  The competition is opened to all schools in Singapore which is inclusive of independent and international schools.

SJChO provides a platform for all upper secondary (or equivalent levels) students to challenge themselves in their chemical knowledge and skills. It also seeks to promote the excitement in learning and doing Chemistry as well as to identify and develop chemistry talents.  SJChO has the following objectives:

  • To develop a holistic culture and passion in chemistry teaching & learning
  • To advance chemistry as a subject and lifelong interest
  • To identify, reward and nurture talents in chemistry and related disciplines
  • To promote public awareness of chemistry, its applications & impact in our life
  • To encourage collaboration, interaction & friendship through chemistry

The SJChO committee is chaired by Prof Andy Hor and consists of two sub-committees:

Logistic Sub-committee

Scientific Sub-Committee

 Dr Leong Lai Peng, NUS (Chair)

Ong Wee Yong, NUSHS (Secretary)

Dr Jayden Ang, NYP (Treasurer)

Li Wei, NUSHS 

Dr Teh Yun Ling, NUSHS

Ms Ng Yu Rui, MOE

Prof Tan Choon Hong, NTU (Chair)

Dr Tan Zhi Kuang, NUS

Dr Ryan Bettens, NUS

Dr Kwok Sen Wai, IMRE

Ms Liew Rou Shen, NYP

Mr Wee Chorng Shin, HCI

Dr Phoon Chee Wee, NYP

Dr Li Zibiao, IMRE

Dr Alessandra Bonanni, NTU




















Micron Technology Inc.

Royal Society of Chemistry (Singapore)


Timeline for Logistic committee.

Timeline for Scientific committee.