By Vision Reporter
A total of 582,085 candidates, 457,071 of who are from Universal Primary Education (UPE) are sitting for Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE).
The candidates are writing mathematics examination in the morning (Monday) and social studies in the afternoon.
Tomorrow (Tuesday) the candidates will sit for integrated science in the morning and English in the evening.
Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has deployed 8,400 scouts, most of them security officers, to avert cheating.
The scouts include Police officers and others from the Internal Security Organisation (ISO) who will be operating undercover.
There has been an increase of 16,422 candidates from the number that sat PLE last year.
UNEB secretary Mathew Bukenya asked head teachers, school proprietors and parents to desist from examination malpractices, warning that tough action will be taken against the perpetrators.
UNEB has asked the public to report any malpractices to Police officers on phone numbers 0772657551 or 0718464252 and UNEB officials on 0772429566 or 0750773300.
Press Release from UNEB concerning PLE 2013 by The New Vision