Tamale: Student delivers in exams hall, returns to complete paper

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A Graphic Online publication details the moment a final-year student of the Gushegu Senior High School (SHS) in the Northern Region gave birth to a baby boy Monday morning, September 13, 2021 while writing the English Language paper in the ongoing West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

According to the report, the young woman whose name has been withheld, returned shortly to continue writing the exams after delivery.

Graphic Online spoke to one of the tutors of the school and he confirmed the story adding the student went into labour around 10 am when she was writing the English Language paper and was assisted by one of the female students to deliver after which the mother and baby were sent to the Gushegu hospital for medical attention.

The tutor said this was the first time the school has recorded such an incident during the WASSCE. He said the new mother returned to continue with the exams that ended around 11.30 am and has since returned to the hospital.

 

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