Schoolgirl, 13, ‘gives birth during maths exam after being lured into sex in lockdown’

A SCHOOLGIRL in Uganda has reportedly given birth during a maths exam after she was lured into sex during a Covid lockdown.

The 13-year-old reportedly went into labour at St Balikuddembe Primary School in Buwama yesterday.

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Head teacher Godfrey Ssemanda said the girl went into labour during a maths exam, according to local reports.

He told the Daily Monitor: "After 20 minutes, she alerted the invigilator who called colleagues and rushed the girl to a nearby medical centre."

Incredibly, just an hour after being taken to hospital the girl was back at her desk finishing her exam.

She was reportedly given an extra 45 minutes to complete it.

The girl said she was determined to finish the test.

She told NTV: "When I received labour pains, I felt like the world was ending, but I was confident that God was with me and I could not miss a single exam.

"I am happy this has come to pass."

Mr Ssemanda said yesterday: "After the paper, she was allowed to return to the clinic and attend to the baby. She was able to do her social studies paper in the afternoon."

Nurse Goreth Mirembe said there were no problems during the birth, which lasted 20 minutes.

She told NTV: "She was lucky she did not get any complications and both the mother and baby are fine."

The schoolgirl's parents reportedly said she fell pregnant during a Covid lockdown in Uganda last year.

One of the parents reportedly said: "She was lured into conjugal acts during this Covid-19 lockdown by a certain boy because they were not going to school."

Under special conditions for pregnant students, the Uganda National Examinations Board allows them an extra 40 minutes to finish their exams.

When schools returned after the lockdown was eased, the Ugandan government reportedly announced that students who were pregnant would still be able to sit their final exams.

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