Two KCSE candidates sitting their exams in Hospital

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Students taking their exams
File photo: Students taking their exams

Two Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) candidates from Chesumei sub-county in Nandi did their KCSE national examinations in hospital after being rushed to give birth and discharged.

The two candidates from Kaptildil day Secondary School in Kosirai ward and Kiptuiya Day Secondary School in Kiptuiya ward were on Monday admitted at Kapsabet County Referral Hospital for delivery after complaining of labor pains where they undertook their examinations before being discharged.

They however later on wrote their examinations in their various schools after being discharged from the hospital and are fairing on well.

Chesumei sub-county director of education Mr. David Mwandihi said the candidates are proceeding on well with their examinations which has entered its Third day countrywide today thus hoping for the best.

Nandi county has been recording high cases of teenage pregnancies since last year when learning institutions were shut down following the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic, which has shuttered the dreams of many young girls.

Teenage pregnancies in Nandi as per the reported cases stands at over ten thousand since last year, and it continues to rise up day by day as there are some form four candidates from across Nandi who are sitting their exams while expectant and others have given birth already.