Future education minister outlines her priorities

Katerina Valachová, who is slated to become the country’s next education minister, has outlined her priorities in office. The 38-year-old lawyer said she wanted to secure more money for the education sector in order to raise the wages of both teaching and non-teaching staff, create a payment system whereby teachers would be motivate to perform better and reduce regional differences in the provision of education. Ms. Vlachová emphasized the importance of her portfolio saying that the education ministry would secure the country’s competitiveness in future years. She said that while she has no party affiliation she is a Social Democrat at heart.