KATHMANDU: As many as 13,059 contestants are attending the Primary, Lower Secondary, and Secondary level examinations from today as per the advertisement called by the Teachers´ Service Commission (TSC).
The examinees attended the secondary level examinations today itself, while lower secondary and primary level examinations would take place on Friday and Saturday respectively.
The TSC opened the advertisement to fulfill the vacant posts of teachers after 17 years and that as many as 80,758 candidates are contesting in the competition, said Administrative Chief of the TSC, Khagendra Nepal. The TSC has fixed 1,847 exam centers and superintendents to conduct the examinations.
Meanwhile, the Department of Foreign Employment has said that the number of Nepalis opting for overseas jobs has increased by 14.27 percent during the first 10 months of the current fiscal year 2012/13 compared to the same period last fiscal year.
According to the data of the Department, a total of 357,707 workers left the country for foreign employment during the first 10 months of the current fiscal year while 313,034 workers left the country for foreign employment during the same period last year. Of the total migrants, 22,213 are women.
Similarly, some 314,481 Nepalis opted for foreign job through recruiting agencies while 40,841 went through personal contacts.
Among the recruiting countries, Malaysia stood at the top to hire highest number of Nepalis workers as it took 126,583 workers followed by Saudi Arabia which hired 69,447, Qatar 68,527 and UAE received 43,103 workers.
Every year around half million youths have been deserting the country in search of employment opportunities abroad. However most of them are involved in unskilled works and the remittance sent by them is used for unproductive works. The remittance sent by foreign job-seekers has been giving life to the ailing economy of the country.
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