NewsWorldReshuffle: historian Pap Ndiaye appointed Minister of National Education

Reshuffle: historian Pap Ndiaye appointed Minister of National Education

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BFMTV INFO – Historian Pap Ndiaye will be appointed Minister of National Education and will replace Jean-Michel Blanquer this Friday. The great game of musical chairs. This Friday, the historian specializing in the black condition and the social history of the United States Pap Ndiaye was appointed Minister of National Education and Youth according to information from BFMTV. He therefore replaces Jean-Michel Blanquer, in place since May 2017. The transfer of power is scheduled for this Friday at 6 p.m. and notably directs the National Museum of Immigration. On this occasion, he explained to Le Monde that his concern “is to no longer put parts of our history under the carpet”. In an interview given to Ouest-France last Tuesday, he regretted the history of migration was “set aside” in France. School, one of Macron’s major projects “Immigration issues have no place in the national narrative. However, it is essential if we want to understand our history”, he explained. In the past, he taught at Sciences Po Paris and at the EHESS. In addition to his writings on the United States, the historian has also published articles on the condition of black populations in France at the end of the 2000s. His role in government is expected to be particularly important. Indeed, Emmanuel Macron had assured that the school was one of his three major projects for his second term.By Thomas Soulié With Anthony Audureau

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