Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs (Greece)

Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs
Υπουργείο Παιδείας και Θρησκευμάτων
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Incumbent
Niki Kerameus

since 9 July 2019
AppointerPrime Minister of Greece
Inaugural holderEleftherios Veryvakis
Formation1981
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The Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs (Greek: Υπουργείο Παιδείας και Θρησκευμάτων; Υ.ΠΑΙ.Θ.) is a government department of Greece. One of the oldest ministries, established in 1833, it is responsible for running the country's education system and for supervising the religions in Greece. The incumbent minister is Niki Kerameus.

History[]

Years Name
1833–1926 Ministry of Religious Affairs and Public Education
1926–1949 Ministry of Religious Affairs and Education
1949–1955 Ministry of Religious Affairs and National Education
1955–2009 Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs
2009–2012 Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs
2012–2013 Ministry of Education, Religious Affairs, Culture and Sport
2013–2015 Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs
January–September 2015 Ministry of Culture, Education and Religious Affairs
2015–2019 Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs
2019– Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs

Current leadership[]

List of ministers[]

Ministers for National Education and Religious Affairs (1981–2009)[]

Name Took Office Left Office Party
Eleftherios Veryvakis 21 October 1981 5 July 1982 PASOK
Apostolos Kaklamanis 5 July 1982 25 April 1986 PASOK
Antonis Tritsis 25 April 1986 9 May 1988 PASOK
Apostolos Kaklamanis 9 May 1988 22 June 1988 PASOK
George Papandreou 22 June 1988 2 July 1989 PASOK
Vasilis Kontogiannopoulos [el] 2 July 1989 12 October 1989 New Democracy
Konstantinos Despotopoulos 12 October 1989 23 November 1989 Independent (in caretaker government)
Costas Simitis 23 November 1989 13 February 1990 PASOK (in national unity government)
Konstantinos Despotopoulos 13 February 1990 11 April 1990 Independent (in national unity government)
Vasilis Kontogiannopoulos 11 April 1990 10 January 1991 New Democracy
Georgios Souflias 10 January 1991 13 October 1993 New Democracy
Dimitris Fatouros [el] 13 October 1993 8 July 1994 New Democracy
George Papandreou 8 July 1994 25 September 1996 PASOK
Gerasimos Arsenis 25 September 1996 13 April 2000 PASOK
Petros Efthymiou 13 April 2000 10 March 2004 PASOK
Marietta Giannakou 10 March 2004 19 September 2007 New Democracy
Evripidis Stylianidis 19 September 2007 8 January 2009 New Democracy
Aris Spiliotopoulos 8 January 2009 7 October 2009 New Democracy

Ministers for Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs (2009–2012)[]

Name Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Anna Diamantopoulou 7 October 2009 7 March 2012 PASOK
Georgios Babiniotis 7 March 2012 17 May 2012 Independent National unity government
Frosso Kiaou 17 May 2012 21 June 2012 Independent Caretaker government

Ministers for Education, Religious Affairs, Culture and Sport (2012–2013)[]

Name Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos [el] 21 June 2012 25 June 2013 New Democracy Coalition government

Ministers for Education and Religious Affairs (2013–2015)[]

Name Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos 25 June 2013 10 June 2014 New Democracy Coalition government
Andreas Loverdos 10 June 2014 27 January 2015 PASOK Coalition government

Ministers for Culture, Education and Religious Affairs (2015)[]

Name Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Aristides Baltas 27 January 2015 27 August 2015 Syriza Coalition government
Frosso Kiaou 28 August 2015 21 September 2015 Independent Caretaker government

Ministers for Education, Research and Religious Affairs (2015–2019)[]

Name Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Nikos Filis 23 September 2015 5 November 2016 Syriza Coalition government
Kostas Gavroglou [el] 5 November 2016 9 July 2019 Syriza Coalition government

Minister for Education and Religious Affairs (since July 2019)[]

Name Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Niki Kerameus 9 July 2019 Incumbent New Democracy Cabinet of Kyriakos Mitsotakis

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