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Candidates sit for KCSE exam in hospitals

By Muriithi Mugo | March 26th 2021

Embu Level Five Teaching and Referral Hospital had to temporarily turn into an examination centre after two candidates delivered babies on the first day of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams.

Mary Muthoni Gacheru, Matron at the hospital said the girls are recuperating well and did their exams in a conducive environment provided by the health facility.

“By the time she arrived here she had delivered the baby but they are both receiving good care from the medics. The baby boy weighing 1.2kgs has been put in the nursery,” said Muthoni Gacheru.

One of the girls from Kamunyange Day Secondary School experienced labour pains at around midnight, hours to the first paper of the KCSE exams. Her parents rushed her to the hospital and informed the education officials.

Another girl from Ilani Secondary in Masinga Sub-county, Machakos delivered on Friday morning. She will also sit for her papers from the hospital.

“We have made arrangements that the exam will be taken to hospital and we have also appointed supervisors in Embu level five hospital,” said James Kairu, Director of Education in Embu County.

Another boy from Rugogwe Secondary in Mbeere South Sub-County has been in Kenyatta hospital for close to two weeks where he sat for his KCSE exam.

In Embu East Sub-County, a boy who was admitted with fever at St Michael Private Hospital did his English Paper One and Two from inside the health facility.

A total of 12,641 candidates in 211 centres sat for their KCSE exams in Embu with 6,290 girls and 6,351 boys.

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