The Cabinet of Ministers appointed Deputy Minister of education and science Vladimir Kutunza to the post of first Deputy Minister of education. This is stated in the message Ministry.
In 1990-1994, Kovtunets was Chairman of the Committee on education and science of the Rivne city Council.
In 1995-1998 he held the position of Chairman of the Rivne regional organization of all-Ukrainian society Provitamin of Taras Shevchenko.
He was a Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of the second convocation from the party people’s movement of Ukraine.
Kovtunets has extensive experience in teaching and research activities. For many years the expert of the project USETI Alliance in Ukraine. Candidate of physico-mathematical Sciences, member of the Ukrainian mathematical society. Author of 36 scientific works in mathematics and computer science. Fluent in English and German.
On 22 July, the Cabinet appointed Kutunza Deputy Minister of education and science. Before appointment in the Ministry of education he held the position of Deputy Director on scientific work of Institute of higher education National Academy of pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine.
Earlier on 23 August, the Cabinet of Ministers dismissed the first Deputy Minister of education and science Inna Sovsun.