Grade 7 student gives birth during Zimsec exam

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A Grade 7 pupil at Murongwe Primary School in Mberengwa East experienced labour pains in the middle of her Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (zimsec) national examination on Monday and was rushed home where she gave birth.The incident occurred when pupils were sitting for an English Paper 2 exam.

A relative to the minor, who spoke to Chronicle on condition of anonymity, said the girl, who had concealed the pregnancy, started experiencing labour pains while writing the examination. The relative said the minor concluded her examinations from a clinic bed under the watch of the two female teachers,

She was rushed to Murongwe Clinic but she had already given birth. She was first taken home where she delivered before being taken to hospital. She had to finish her examination on her hospital bed.

He said it was agreed that she finishes other examination papers from her hospital bed since she was not fit to return to class. Mberengwa East MP Makhosini Hlongwane bemoaned early indulgence in sexual activities by school going children.

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