Gabriel Burgos was in his office when a package he was opening exploded. The extent of Burgos' injuries was not immediately known and he was rushed to a hospital.
"There was an explosion ... he is injured, but I don't know how badly," said ministry spokeswoman Carol Ramirez.
The attack comes after weeks of protests by students and teachers who say a new budget plan will cut funding for education, something the government denies.
During a videoconference meeting with students on January 25, Russian President Vladimir Putin answered the question about the "palace," which, as Alexey Navalny claims, is being built especially for the president