Government jobs are attracting the young

Right size: Civil servants taking an oath. The ratio of public servants to the country’s population is 1:20, which is ‘still an ideal ratio’, says Mohd Zuki. — Filepic/The Star

A WHOPPING 95,000 first and second upper class degree holders applied for the civil service’s premier Administrative and Diplomatic Officers posts. Only 400 were accepted. For 1,500 clerical jobs in the government, more than 435,000 people applied.

These are just the figures for last year and going by the trend this year, the number of people looking for jobs in the civil service is on the increase.

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