Two KCSE candidates are doing their exams at the Kapenguria Referral Hospital after they gave birth before the exams commenced. One candidate from St. Patrick Simotwo Secondary school, Lokodomuk Chetum Celestine, gave birth to a baby boy two weeks ago and she could not be able to leave the hospital because the baby had been placed in an incubator.
Pokot South sub county deputy commissioner Frederick Kimanga said the candidate has been staying at the hospital and she could not be permitted to leave the hospital before the baby is fully mature. “The candidate will continue sitting for her exams at the hospital till she is discharged,” he said, “she is being supervised under tight security.”
West Pokot County Director of Education Jacob Onyiego said another candidate from Pser secondary school delivered overnight at Kapenguria Referral Hospital and she is doing her exams at the hospital. “We have made plans for all pregnant candidates to do their exams at a nearby health center. They are all supervised and will receive their exam papers on time,” said Onyiego.
He noted that KCSE 2019 kicked off well across the County with no transportation hitches unlike during the KCPE exams when there was a delay in exam start time due to impassable roads after heavy downpour.
“We are working to ensure all candidates do their exams comfortably,” said Onyiego.