Oľga Nachtmannová becomes state secretary for Education

The cabinet appointed Oľga Nachtmannová of Smer the new Education Ministry state secretary.

Oľga Nachtmannová taking her MP's oath in parliament. Oľga Nachtmannová taking her MP's oath in parliament. (Source: TASR)

The decision was made at its session on November 15 and she will replace Erik Tomáš (also the ruling Smer party) who quit the job in August to become a media advisor to Prime Minister Robert Fico and also to regain his parliamentary mandate.

“Oľga Nachtmannová is a long-standing university lecturer, a legislator many times over and also a member of the parliamentary education committee – I consider her valuable for our department,” explained Education Minister Peter Plavčan (a Slovak National Party/SNS nominee). She will take over the agenda for universities and science.

Nachtmannová has been lecturing at the University of Economics in Bratislava since 1987. She has been a Smer MP since 2006. She is also a member of two parliamentary committees – constitutional and European affairs. She will start work on November 18.

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