13 yrs girl gives birth amid Mathematics exams
A 13-year-old Primary Seven candidate in the Mpigi District
gave birth to a baby boy during a Mathematics examination
in the ongoing Primary Leaving Examinations.
The incident happened at St Balikuddembe Primary School,
Jalamba Ward in Buwama Town Council, Mpigi District.
The girl, according to Godfrey Ssemanda, the head teacher of the school,
developed labour pains during a Mathematics examination.
“After 20 minutes, she alerted the invigilator who called colleagues
and rushed the girl to a nearby medical centre,” Mr Ssemanda said.
Ms Goreth Mirembe, the nurse at the clinic, said that after helping the
girl to deliver, she was taken back to the school to complete her
paper in an isolated environment.
Mr Ssemanda said that the invigilator gave the girl extra 45 minutes
to write the examination. “She also wrote the paper and this morning ,
she’s here to write another paper,” Mr Ssemanda said on Wednesday morning.
The girl’s parents attributed their daughter’s pregnancy to last year’s Covid-19 lockdown.
“She was lured into conjugal acts during this Covid-19 lockdown by a certain
boy because they were not going to school,” one of the parents said.