Kathmandu, January 11
After no Nepali applicant was able to pass the basic language and skill tests conducted by Japan Foundation, the Japanese government has started taking applications for nursing caregivers for the year 2021.
A few months ago, a total of 497 Nepalis vying to go to Japan to work as nursing caregivers had appeared for the Japanese language test. While only 56 had managed to pass the test, all of them had flunked the subsequent job-related skill test.
As per the foundation, it will take the tests of 1,000 job aspirants this month and 1,300 in March. The exam dates for this month have been scheduled on 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28 and 29.
The dates in March have been set for 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19.
The foundation informed that the exams will be computer-based and each job aspirant will need to pay Rs 2,500 as registration fee. The examinees will be tested on their writing, vocabulary, and typing abilities. While the full marks in the exams will be 250, job-seekers will need to score a minimum of 200 marks to pass the tests.
As per the foundation, it conducted the first phase of tests in Nepal, Philippines, Cambodia, Indonesia and Mongolia last year. However, the number of job aspirants who passed the exams from other countries has not been disclosed yet.
Umesh Dhungana, joint secretary at Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security, informed that the government had held talks with the Japan