Female candidate writes her KCPE last paper in hospital after giving birth

A Standard eight pupil at Siany primary school in Migori County has been forced to write her last papers at Rapcom Hospital in Awendo after she delivered a baby boy on Wednesday night.

The 16-year-old pupil was rushed to the hospital after developing labour pains on Wednesday after she finished writing her Kiswahili paper.

According to Awendo Sub-County Commissioner, Alfett Hadulo Jillo, the pupil was ferried to the hospital by teachers and examinations invigilators after pains overwhelmed her moments after she completed the Kiswahili paper.

The pupil was forced to write her Swahili insha paper yesterday evening while in labour and was rushed to Rapcom hospital later where she delivered a bouncing baby boy in the evening, explained the commissioner.

The administrator said that the condition of the pupil and the baby boy who has been named Prof. George Magoha is well, sound and safe and the pupil is ready to sit her last paper today.

She added that about four female candidates were suspected to be pregnant during the exam period from local schools but she was only one to deliver during the exercise.

The Nurse in-charge of Rapcom, Victor Okila said they received the pupil as a patient yesterday and attended to her before she had a smooth birth late in the evening.

He said that the patient was in a stable condition and would write her remaining papers within the hospital today.

The Awendo Sub-County Education Officer, Magara Yobesh said arrangements had been made to ensure the girl writes the remaining social studies exam paper in the ward without any hitch.

We have made arrangements to allow her write the paper as she attends to her new born baby, he said.

The hospital administrator Joseph Otieno said that the pupil would not for pay any expenses as they have all agreed to waive her bills arising from the treatment she received as from the time she was admitted at the hospital.

By the time of going to the press, the pupil had already started writing her last paper as her well covered baby laid on a neat bed besides her exam table.

Source: Kenya News Agency