Estonian Ministry of Education and Research to get 3 new deputy secretaries general

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At the proposal of the civil service committee for the selection of top managers, Estonia’s Minister of Education and Research Mailis Reps is about to appoint to office three new deputy secretaries general of the Ministry of Education and Research.

The new top officials to start work in August are Kristi Vinter-Nemvalts, who will be responsible for general education, language and youth policy, Robert Lippin, responsible for vocational and adult education and the school network, and Part-Eo Rannap, responsible for planning and administration, spokespeople for the ministry said on Monday.

Kristi Vinter-Nemvalts holds a doctorate in education science. She has worked as a teacher at Tallinn University for a long time and has headed several institutions and institutes of the university.

Robert Lippin’s previous positions include those of headmaster of Saue Gymnasium, board member of the SA Innove foundation and head of the National Examination and Qualification Center. He has also worked at the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Education and Research. Lippin holds a master’s degree in law from the University of Tartu and a master’s degree in business administration from Tallinn University of Technology.

Part-Eo Rannap has previously worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Education and Research. Rannap holds a qualification equal to master’s from Tallinn Pedagogical University.

The Ministry of Education and Research will have four deputy secretaries general from August. The secretary general for higher education and research, Indrek Reimand, started his second term in the office in June 2018.

Under law, deputy secretaries general of Estonian government ministries are appointed to office for five years.

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