Around a dozen demonstrators blocked the entrance gate to the ministry in central Warsaw. Several people were detained, Polish media reported.
Demonstrators called for the resignation of Education Minister Przemysław Czarnek, a conservative who has said teachers should not take part in protests over Poland’s abortion laws.
Protestors also blocked traffic in the capital, including on the Łazienkowska artery.
In defiance of a ban on mass gatherings amid a COVID-19 epidemic, tens of thousands of women, liberals and anti-government demonstrators have been taking to the streets around the country since an October 22 ruling by the Constitutional Tribunal which signalled a near-total ban on abortion in Poland.
President Andrzej Duda subsequently submitted a bill that would mean less severe rules than that signalled by the tribunal’s decision.