BECE candidate delivers baby girl on exams day

BECE candidate delivers baby girl on exams day

A 19-year-old BECE candidate from Nketepa D/A Primary and JHS at Kwahu Nketepa in the Eastern Region delivered a baby girl at about at 2am on Monday – the day the examinations began.

Augustina Okronipa, however, managed to write the exams which began a few hours later, according to a report by Accra-based Class FM.

She is said to have embarked on an hour’s journey to the exams centre to write the first paper, after which she returned home to feed the baby.

She then made the journey again for the second paper of the day, according to the report.

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Augustina is said to have done the same thing on Tuesday.

She told Class FM that she had anticipated finishing the examinations before delivering.

The BECE candidate said although it was difficult writing the exams in her condition, she was determined to finish it.

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The phenomenon of teenagers getting pregnant while in school threatens the government's effort to educate more females.

Education Minister Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang recently admonished female pupils to desist from acts that will get them pregnant.

The minister said getting pregnant while in school could undermine their educational prospects  due to what she said were the challenges that characterise teenage pregnancy.

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