13 KCSE, KCPE Candidates to be Provided With Ambulance For This Reason

Thirteen students are set to heave a sigh of relief ahead of the slated KCPE and KCSE exams.

The candidates have received a special gesture from the County Director of Education of Webuye, Kakamega County.

It was reported that the 13, were expectant mothers and would be allowed to sit for the national exercise in the coming weeks.

A Kenya Red Cross Ambulance

During the process, the lot that will sit for the assessment at the maternity wards, will be accessible to an ambulance service which is set to be on standby in the event trouble springs.

This will be the first in the country following a surge of such cases in the past year.

In 2018, the then Education CS Amina Mohamed, remarked that the early pregnancies situation that rocked the examination period, was a phenomenon.

The number of students being rushed from the exam room to the delivery room seemed to grow as each day went by.

Former Education CS Amina Mohamed during a past event

Kilifi County alone for example, had over 100 pregnant students who did their exams.

An overall figure of 200 pregnant candidates was reported during the countrywide assessment procedure.

The first incident which cast a lime light on the situation, occurred at Misuuni Primary School where a girl delivered her baby while writing her English paper.

It was described that she later completed her exam at the hospital.

The second incident caught Voroni Primary School in Kwale County by surprise when a candidate gave birth on the first day of the test.

A bed in a hospital ward

Similar schools in the region that experienced the same were Longo Primary, Tswaka Primary, Milalani and Ndio Hivyo primary schools.

Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen’s county was next in line, with what looked like an orchestrated thing cutting across the country.

A candidate at AIC Kapsowar Mission Hospital maternity ward sat for her exams after becoming a proud mother.

A teenage student in Nyakach, developed labour pains minutes to the start of the exam.

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