Recently appointed Education Minister Giorgos Babiniotis suggested on Thursday that someone should be appointed to the post he holds with a view to remaining there for the long term.

“The post at the Education Ministry has to be held by a person who knows the issues and is supported by whichever government is in power,” Babiniotis, a professor, said.

Babiniotis said the ministry’s priorities must be to overhaul senior high schools and university entrance exams.