Candidates to get 3-year ban for cheating with fake examinees in EPS-TOPIK test

Some Myanmar workers are seen departing for South Korea at Yangon International Airport.

if fake examinees are found in the EPS-TOPIK (Employment Permit System) qualification test, the candidates will get banned for three years and the intoxicated persons will not be allowed to enter the exam room, according to an oversea recruitment agency’s statement.
EPS-TOPIK exams will take place from September to mid-2023 in batches. More than 37,000 people submitted an EPS-TOPIK application and the majority of them are from regions and states outside Yangon.
There are over 50,000 Myanmar labour forces in the Republic of Korea and more workers are employed monthly as well.
EPS exam for agriculture and livestock jobs is scheduled to be held between 29 September and 27 October. The first batch for the manufacturing job test will be held between 31 October and 29 December. Between 3 January and 3 April 2023, the second batch of entrance exams for manufacturing jobs will be held. Those who want to join construction jobs can take the exam between 17 April and 15 May 2023.
The test dates for the first and second batches of manufacturing jobs and construction jobs can be changed, according to the announcement of POEA.
Employers in Korea will recruit potential candidates among those who passed the EPS-TOPIK test, according to POEA.
Sending workers to the Republic of Korea temporarily halted in June 2020 amid the coronavirus consequences and resumed in December 2021.
Over the past year, 42,832 successful candidates were officially sent to the Republic of Korea. There are about 27,000 migrant workers legally working in South Korea. At present, the government of South Korea is continuously recruiting new workers and experienced workers.
The minimum wage in South Korea stood at 9,000 Won per hour in 2022. As there are employment protection legislations in South Korea, local people are keen on finding jobs in South Korea, the Ministry of Labour stated. — TWA/GNLM

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