13-year-Old Girl Gives Birth During Primary Leaving Exams

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During a Mathematics test, a 13-year-old Primary Seven candidate in Mpigi District, Uganda, gave birth to a baby boy.

St Balikuddembe Primary School, Jalamba Ward, Buwama Town Council, Mpigi District, was the scene of the incident.

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13-year-Old Girl Gives Birth During Primary Leaving Exams

According to the school’s headteacher, Mr. Godfrey Ssemanda, the girl experienced labour pains when taking a Mathematics test.

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Mr Ssemanda said that after 20 minutes, she notified the invigilator, who called colleagues and rushed the girl to a nearby medical centre.

The clinic’s nurse, Ms Goreth Mirembe, said that after assisting the girl with her delivery, she was taken back to the school to finish her paper in an isolated area.

According to Mr Ssemanda, the invigilator gave the girl an additional 45 minutes to complete the test.

The girl’s parents blamed their daughter’s pregnancy on last year’s Covid-19 lockout, according to Daily Control.

“She was enticed into conjugal acts by a certain boy during the Covid-19 lockdown because they weren’t going to school,” one of the parents said.

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