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Record high ratio of women pass bureaucrat exam

  • June 25, 2019
  • , NHK WORLD
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A record high percentage of women has passed this year’s national civil servant exam to become central government career bureaucrats.

 

The National Personnel Authority, NPA, said women accounted for 31.5 percent of all 1,798 successful applicants.

 

It added the gender ratio topped 30 percent for the first time and marked a record high for the fourth straight year.

 

The NPA attributed the increase in successful female applicants to measures such as organizing seminars for women.

 

Those who have qualified will be interviewed at government ministries and agencies from Wednesday, in order to secure positions and start work next April.

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