President Yoon appoints Lee Joo-ho as minister of education, Kim Moon-soo as chairman

Lee Joo-ho, former Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Kim Moon-su, former Governor of Gyeonggi-do[사진 제공: 연합뉴스]

President Yoon Seok-yeol today nominated former Minister of Education, Science and Technology Lee Joo-ho as deputy prime minister and minister of education.

Former Minister Lee Joo-ho led the establishment of autonomous private high schools and Meister high schools during the Lee Myung-bak administration, serving as the President of the Republic of Korea for Education, Science and Culture and Minister of Education.

President Yoon also appointed Kim Moon-su, former governor of Gyeonggi-do, as chairman of the Economic, Social and Labor Committee, which will lead discussions on labor reform.

Kim Dae-gi, chief of staff, explained that candidate Lee Joo-ho is “a suitable person who can promote talent training in the future and bridge the educational gap based on his experience in education and political activities.”

Director Kim said, “It took quite a while for the recruitment to be done as almost all of the education ministers had taken exams.

Previously, former Deputy Prime Minister Park Soon-ae, who was appointed as the first Minister of Education under the Yun Seok-yeol government, voluntarily resigned after 35 days of being appointed amid controversy over the admission policy for 5-year-olds.

Kim Moon-soo, chairman of the Senior Citizens Commission, was a labor activist, served as governor of Gyeonggi-do between 2006 and 2014, and defended the Taegeukgi rally by conservative groups during the impeachment of former President Park Geun-hye.

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