Stakeholders in the education sector today, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint a competent and core educationist to oversee the education ministry.

They said in separate interviews in Lagos that a thoroughbred educationist would understand the problems, travails and other issues bedeviling the sector.

The National President, Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics ASUP Usman Dutse, said the education sector should not be politicised.

Dutse appealed to the President to appoint person with the required pedigree and commitment to move the sector forward.

He also said education sector should not be toiled with or politicised because of the critical role it played in the development of a nation.