The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has appointed rector of the Chernihiv National University of Technology Serhiy Shkarlet as the Acting Minister of Education of Ukraine.
Earlier, Lyubomyra Mandziy was the Acting Minister of Education.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky announced that Shkarlet applied for the position of the Education Minister. Later, he went to the Chernihiv region and visited the local technology university.
On June 16, Shkarlet visited the session of Servant of the People faction according to MP Roman Hryshchuk. According to him, some members of the prevailing group do not support his appointment but there was no voting on Shkarlet. There are no other candidates for the position of the Education Minister. Later, the draft regulation on the appointment of Shkarlet was submitted to the parliament by Prime Minister Denys Shmygal.
Serhiy Shkarlet is a doctor of economics, professor, honored worker of science and technology. He manages the Chernihiv National University of Technology since 2010. In 2013, former minister of education and science Dmytro Tabachnyk handed Shkarlet with award pin and certificate Honored worker of science and technology of Ukraine.
In 2010, Shkarlet participated in the election to the Chernihiv regional council from the Party of Regions.
Earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed a decree on the establishment of the Council for the development of higher education.