A class eight candidate from Mikuva Village in Webuye East Constituency, Bungoma County in Kenya, sat for her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination in the hospital after going into labour a few minutes to kick off.
The 17-year-old student identified as Naomi Khamala was rushed to Lugulu Mission Hospital on Tuesday morning by relatives after developing labour pains.
Allan Manyonyi, a medical officer at the hospital, said the Mulachi Primary School candidate safely gave birth to a baby boy and both of them are currently in good condition.
The medical officer said the baby had been placed in a special room while the mother was provided with a room to sit her exams under the surveillance of a security officer and an invigilator.
A Kenyan website, Citizen Digital, reports that Naomi’s mother, Linet Khamala said she did not know her daughter was in labour and only thought she was suffering from malaria.
“I am happy for this blessing and am appealing to well-wishers to assist me raise funds to take care of my grandson. I am only a farmer who does casual jobs on people’s farms,” she said.