Gov’t prepared to handle emergency cases of pregnant girls sitting for exams, official says

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On Sun, 27 Nov, 2022 19:40 | < 1 min read
Gov't prepared to handle emergency cases of pregnant girls sitting for exams, official says
Pregnant school girl. PHOTO/Courtesy

The ministry of education is prepared to handle cases of emergency among pregnant girls set to sit for their exams from tomorrow, Monday, November 28.

This is according to Kajiado County Commissioner Harun Kamau.

In Kajiado county, there are 124 pregnant girls among 26,865 candidates registered to sit for exams. Pregnant KCSE candidates make up the majority at 86 and KCPE 28 girls. 10 girls will be writing their Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA).

Kamau says that through the local chiefs, the girls of the guardians have confirmed the learners will be present to write their examinations.

"We are delighted that despite the challenge the girls are likely to face doing exams while pregnant parents have confirmed to support and cooperate with respective schools to facilitate them to write their exams. We are also prepared in case any of the girls will experience labour during the exams. We will rush them to a nearby hospital and facilitate them to do their exams as scheduled, " Kamau said

Preparation for exams

Kamau further says education stakeholders have been counselling the pregnant girls to prepare them physiologically to face their peers and focus on their examinations.

" The girls have undergone a lot of counselling to boost their self-esteem," he stated.

"We are encouraging the girls to be brave enough and know that being pregnant should not be a stumbling block to a bright future. They should instead focus on their exams and continue with their education thereafter."

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