Ekurhuleni Matric Pupil Gives Birth During Exam. A matric student gave birth in the middle of her exam on Friday at a high school at Ekurhuleni in Gauteng.
A matric student gave birth in the middle of her exam on Friday at a high school at Ekurhuleni in Gauteng. The Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi publicised the news on social media. The details of the name of the school were not publicised. However, it was stated that the student is a 17-year-old.
The student was taken on Friday morning by the paramedics. It was stated that she ignored labour pains so that she could finish writing her exam. “The learner started experiencing contractions while writing in the main exam room. After refusing to leave the exam centre for medical intervention, she was subsequently moved to a private office where she continued to write under excruciating labour pains,” says the Gauteng Department of education.
The paramedics waited for the girl till she finished writing her exam paper. The Gauteng Department of Education says, “Fortunately, the paramedics promptly responded and waited for about 30 minutes for the said learner to complete her Maths Literacy paper. She was then taken to a local hospital, where she received the necessary medical attention and gave birth.” The department says there will be processes to make sure that she gets to write her other exams. Panyaza Lesufi went to go visit the learner at hospital.
by Alexandra Ramaite