The chairperson of the National Sports Association (NSA) has asked the government to set up a training center for sports teachers.
Martin Lutheran says the center should have trainers and be furnished with all the equipment needed to train teachers for across the country.
Lutheran made the comments at the closing of the inter-schools tournament at Rumbek Freedom Square.
In his speech he said sports should be improved and promoted as one of the ways of unifying communities.
"Sports is a key to unity, especially the youth, it also says health body give in health mind. That is why we thought it's good if we can practice that throughout in school and even at home. I feel that there is a need for us to establish a centre were we can train our teachers so that they can be able to manage games and sports in South Sudan. – as one of the themes says: "unity, friendship and harmony."
Meanwhile Lakes State Minister of Information and Communication, Charles Badiri Mayan, said the successful conclusion of the inter-school tournament should be proof that Lakes State - which has a history of inter-tribal conflicts - is now safe.
Secondary schools from the ten states participated in the week-long sporting event from which teams will be selected for the East African Secondary Schools Games expected to take place in Burundi on August 20th.