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KCSE candidate allowed to sit exam after delivery

By LILIAN MUTAVI November 12th, 2016 1 min read

A form four student is sitting her exams at Mama Lucy Hospital after she delivered a baby boy on Wednesday.

Irene Wangari, a student at St. Philip High School in Joska, said that she underwent a successful cesarean section after which she did her paper in the hospital.

“I was brought here on Wednesday by my mother after I went to labour. I delivered and later did my exams,” said Ms Wangari.

The new mother however said it is tough doing the exams while taking care of her new-born child although her mother has taken to baby-sitting as she does her exams.


She said that she has not been revising for her exams as she does not have books in the ward.

The new mother, whose dream care is nursing, is due to be discharged on Sunday to resume the exams in school on Monday.

The hospital superintendent Mohammed Musa said that the baby and mother are safe.

The doctor said that education should not stop because a student got pregnant instead they should be encouraged to go back to school.

“Getting pregnant is not the end of the world. The student should be given another chance to complete education,” said Mr Musa.