Several hours prior to taking her mathematics exam for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) in 2022, a pregnant candidate presented her speech.
On November 28, Education Director Salecio Maringe informed the media that the student delivered birth at the Marimanti Hospital in Tharaka Nithi County.
The new mother elected to take the math test from her hospital bed, according to Maringe, who also confirmed that her status was stable.
He disclosed that plans had been made to transport all of her exam materials to the hospital throughout the exam time.
The two-hour mathematics exam was due to start at 8:30 a.m., per the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) timetable.
She will then write her English Section B - Composition paper in the afternoon starting at 2 p.m. after taking her English Language paper between 11:30 a.m. and 1:40 p.m.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, the new mother will take her science, social studies, religion, and kiswahili Lugha and Insha tests.
At least 332 prospective students will take the KCPE and Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) tests, according to a release from the Ministry of Education.
The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) national exam, however, will be taken by 409 pregnant high school pupils.q
The highest number of expectant candidates was recorded in Narok County (248). 200 teen mothers took the KCPE exams in 2020.
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