Kampala – A senior four candidate of Karusandara Seed S.S. in Kasese district delivered a bouncing baby boy during her Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) exams last week.
The candidate is reported to have developed labor pains shortly after writing her name on the Swahili paper on Thursday morning.
“She, unfortunately, could not deliver from the sick bay and had to be rushed to a nearby health center where she delivered a bouncing baby boy,” UNEB spokesperson Jennifer Kalule said on Monday.
Kalule said the candidate could not continue writing the examination from the hospital but since she had written her name on the paper, and recorded to be present, she will be graded.
This is not the first candidate to give birth during this year’s UCE exams.One candidate from Kibaale District delivered a bouncing baby boy on the morning of Monday, October 23rd, and immediately named the baby, Odongo, after the UNEB Executive Director, Dan Odongo. The Candidate is said to have delivered the baby at 8:00 am, and shortly after went to school to write her physics examination.
In Gulu district, another candidate who is registered with Gulu Hall delivered, by caesarian, on Monday night, and appeared on Tuesday morning for the Chemistry practical paper.
According to the manual on the conduct of examinations, such candidates qualify for an extra 45 minutes, offered to Special Education Needs.
The UCE examinations were successfully concluded last week, without any major challenges, according to UNEB.