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Top>HAKUMON Chuo [2014 winter Issue]>More students passing each year National Public Service Examination

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More students passing each year

National Public Service Examination

Passing students are congratulated by officials

Students who passed the 2014 National Public Service Examination attended a celebratory event held on the evening of November 15 at the Chuo University Korakuen Campus (Tokyo).
48 students from Chuo University passed the examination. This placed our university in 11th place for the most number of successful examinees.


The celebration was held on the 10th floor of Building No. 3. Passing students entered the room with a red flower pinned to their left lapel. Eighteen students participated in the event.

Recently, the number of passing students is increasing every year, from twenty-three in 2012 to thirty-five in 2013 and forty-eight in 2014. Among students majoring in science and engineering, the number increased from zero in 2012 to nine in 2013 and ten in 2014.

“The National Public Service Examination is famous for being one of the most difficult national examinations,” said Chancellor and President Shozaburo Sakai. “Of course, the hard work put in by passing students is a major reason for the increasing success of Chuo students. However, these outstanding results were also made possible by instructors who provided guidance both day and night, by support from staff at the Career Center, and by the cooperation of many former graduates. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved.

Chancellor and President Sakai also gave the following message of encouragement to passing students: “Even if you decide to pursue a career path, I hope that you will utilize your experiences at Chuo University to achieve great things on the frontline of working society.”

Next, Chuo graduate Izumi Yamamoto, who now serves a Director of Bureau No. 2 at the Secretariat of the Board of Audit (Japan) delivered a congratulatory address. “Regular public service requires constant learning,” he said. “Each promotion brings even more severe expectations. If you fail to keep learning, you will stumble somewhere along the way. Work performed at public offices is difficult to understand. It’s similar to the position of cox in a boat. Although the cox isn’t a member of the eight rowers, he is the only one who can see the direction in which the boat is moving. In this way, it’s important to pay attention to the movement and trends in the world today.”

Yamamoto delivers a speech to passing students

Each passing student attending the event also gave a short speech regarding their resolution toward their future career.

“I decided to pursue a career as a national public servant when I was a first-year student at university. I would like to become involved in providing solutions for the declining birth rate, aging population, and other significant issues facing Japan.”

“I’m very happy to see so many Chuo graduates in attendance today. This tradition of valuing connections and networking is truly unique to our university. Through my work as a national public servant, I hope to prevent suffering due to natural disasters.”

“I have dreamed of becoming a national public servant ever since I was a junior high school student. I will work as hard as possible.”

“I decided to become a national public servant upon seeing how Chuo graduates are performing in the field.”

“I had the unfortunate experience of being hit by a car. As a result, I began studying medicine and decided that I wanted to work as a public servant.”

Undoubtedly, passing students devoted all of their time to studying prior to taking the examination. During the celebration, smiling students could be seen making congratulatory toasts with their instructors and university officials.