Ministry of Education and Science (Lithuania)

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Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania
Lietuvos Respublikos švietimo ir mokslo ministerija
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Ministry overview
Formed November 11, 1918 (1918-11-11)
Jurisdiction Government of the Republic of Lithuania
Headquarters A. Volano g. 2/7, Vilnius, Lithuania
54°40′58.45″N 25°17′29.1″E / 54.6829028°N 25.291417°E / 54.6829028; 25.291417
Employees 271 (June 2013)
Minister responsible Dainius Pavalkis
Child Ministry Several
Website www.smm.lt/en

The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania (Lithuanian: Lietuvos Respublikos švietimo ir mokslo ministerija) is a government department of the Republic of Lithuania. Its operations are authorized by the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, decrees issued by the President and Prime Minister, and laws passed by the Seimas (Parliament). Its mission is to prosecute state administration functions and realize state policy in education, science, studies branches.[1] The current head of the Ministry is Dainius Pavalkis.

List of ministers[edit]

Ministers of Education[edit]

  • Jonas Yčas (TPP) 11 November 1918 - 26 December 1918
  • Mykolas Biržiška (LSDP) 26 December 1918 - 5 March 1919
  • Jonas Yčas (TPP) 12 March 1919 - 12 April 1919
  • Juozas Tūbelis (LTS) 12 April 1919 - 15 June 1920
  • Kazys Bizauskas (LKDP) 19 June 1920 - 18 January 1922
  • Petras Juodakis (nonpartisan) 2 February 1922 - 28 June 1923
  • Leonas Bistras (LKDP) 29 June 1923 - 27 January 1925
  • Kazys Jokantas (LKDP) 4 February 1925 - 31 May 1926
  • Vincas Čepinskis (LSDP) 15 June 1926 - 17 December 1926
  • Leonas Bistras (LKDP) 17 December 1926 - 19 September 1929
  • Konstantinas Šakenis (LTS 23 September 1929 - 8 June 1934
  • Juozas Tonkūnas (nonpartisan) 12 June 1934 - 27 March 1939
  • Leonas Bistras (LKDP) 28 March 1939 - 21 November 1939
  • Kazys Jokantas (US) 21 November 1939 - 15 June 1940

Ministers of Culture and Education[edit]

  • Darius Kuolys (nonpartisan) 17 March 1990 - 26 November 1992
  • Dainius Trinkūnas (nonpartisan) 12 December 1992 - 9 June 1994

Ministers of Education and Science[edit]

  • Vladislavas Domarkas (nonpartisan) 9 June 1994 - 19 November 1996
  • Zigmas Zinkevičius (nonpartisan) 4 December 1996 - 1 May 1998
  • Kornelijus Platelis (nonpartisan) 1 May 1998 - 9 November 2000
  • Algirdas Monkevičius (SL) 27 October 2000 - 15 December 2004
  • Remigijus Motuzas (LSDP 29 November 2004 - 1 June 2006
  • Roma Žakaitienė (LSDP 18 July 2006 - 27 May 2008
  • Algirdas Monkevičius (SL) 27 May 2008 - 28 November 2008
  • Gintaras Steponavičius (LS) 28 November 2008 - 13 December 2012
  • Dainius Pavalkis (DP) 13 December 2012 – present

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