ZAGREB, July 20, 2020 – Former prime ministerial adviser on education Radovan Fuchs confirmed on Monday, after meeting with Prime Minister-designate Andrej Plenkovic, that he had accepted the position of Minister of Science and Education in the new cabinet.
“I have agreed to be the new minister, that’s all I can tell you,” Fuchs told reporters after the meeting.
Asked what his first moves would be, he said that organising school classes in the autumn were “the absolute priority”.
“We want to see if it will be possible for students to return to their classes, observing the epidemiological rules of course. We’ll see what happens. That’s the first thing that needs to be done,” Fuchs said.
Should that be impossible, Fuchs said that classes would be organised online. “We will try to do our best, in cooperation with all the stakeholders, including local government and epidemiologists, to ensure that students can return to their classrooms,” Fuchs said.