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Krista Kiuru appointed Minister of Education

Ministry of Education and Culture
Publication date 24.5.2013 12.00
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Ms Krista Kiuru (SD), MP,MSoc Sc, was appointed as the new Minister of Education of Prime Minister Katainen’s Government in the presidential session on Friday. During the same session, the President of the Republic, Sauli Niinistö, granted Jukka Gustafsson (SD) a release from office in Government and as Minister.

Kiuru will assume office as Minister of Education from her post as Minister of Housing and Communications. She is a second-term MP from Pori. Prior to being appointed MP, Kiuru worked as a teacher and in student guidance duties. She has been a local councillor in Pori since 2001.

As Minister of Education at the Ministry of Education and Culture, Krista Kiuru is responsible for policy matters related to education and science.


- Ms Tiina Lehtonen, Personal Assistant to the Minister, tel. +358 2953 30152
- Ms Martta October, Special Adviser to the Minister, +358 2953 30132
- Ms Terhi Nokela, Assistant to the Leadership, tel. +358 2953 30283

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