Kathmandu, Dec. 3 -- The government is planning to conduct free skill tests for returnee migrant workers to certify the skills they have gained while working on foreign employment.

The Foreign Employment Board will be conducting the tests targeting returnee migrant workers, who often scramble for jobs upon returning home even when they possess specific skills.

"Migrant workers return home with a certain set of skills but without certification, they end up jobless. The objective of skill tests is to validate and rate their occupational skills," Din Bandhu Subedi, spokesperson for the board, told the Post.

"The tests are open to all migrant workers who are back home now," he added.

Applications for the tests, which will be conducted by ...