Teachers in Teso sub-region have been tasked to be good time keepers as they execute their duties.
Agnes Amoding, the UNATU chairperson of Pallisa district, told instructors to adopt a good sense of time management.
“This will help us teachers to complete the syllabus in time and perform to the expectation of the learners and parents.’
She warned that if the teachers indulge in time wasting this would lead to low syllabus coverage thus poor performance among learners.
"We teach children to come early to school, yet teachers come late. What example are we, as teachers, setting?”
Teachers were also urged to be role models in character, unbeatable courage, and have self-discipline.
Meanwhile, Moses Mathew Ochung, the regional chairperson Teso District Education Officers Association, cautioned teachers to desist from sexual relationships with students, absenteeism and other unprofessional acts.
"As professionals, it is very disturbing that some of us leave our children unattended to due to regular absence," he said.
"Our conscience does not even bother us. We see nothing wrong with being absent from work, but we can draw a salary on the 28th of every month.”
Ochung also condemned teachers for alcohol abuse, among other vices.
"Teachers are in the place of a parent and cannot engage in sexual relationships with the very children they are supposed to take care of.”