Week in figures - 2 Oct

Summary

5 new candidates for training in the priesthood in Flanders this year, from Bruges, Mechelen-Brussels and Antwerp. The bishoprics of Ghent and Hasselt have none. There are currently 21 priests in training in the region. Meanwhile, 60% of students failed to pass their first year at one of the five Flemish universities in 2012

Week in figures 2 October 2013

5 new candidates for training in the priesthood in Flanders this year, from Bruges, Mechelen-Brussels and Antwerp. The bishoprics of Ghent and Hasselt have none. There are currently 21 priests in training in the region. 60% of students failed to pass their first year at one of the five Flemish universities in 2012, at a cost to the government of €100 million. The University of Antwerp was the exception with a pass-rate of nearly 63%

54.6%

of Flemish people are happy in their jobs, according to the latest report from the social-economic council for Flanders. Positive work factors included training opportunities and little psychological fatigue

16

people died on and beside railway lines in 2012, while the total number of accidents involving pedestrians, cyclists and motorists rose to 52, said Infrabel at the launch of a new safety campaign

1 in 3

workers in Belgium find their jobs too physically taxing to foresee continuing until the legal pension age, according to a survey by human resources consultancy Securex

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