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GED to ensure matric pupil who went into labour during exam finishes all papers

On Friday, a pupil from a school in Tsakane on the East Rand gave birth after experiencing contractions while writing her Maths Literacy paper.

Classroom. Picture: Pixabay.

JOHANNESBURG – The Gauteng Education Department said it would ensure that a matric pupil who gave birth after experiencing labour pains during her exam wrote all her outstanding final papers.

It's understood the pupil from a school in Tsakane on the East Rand was writing her Maths Literacy paper when she started experiencing contractions.

After refusing to leave the exam centre, she was moved to a private room where she completed her paper.

She was then rushed to hospital by paramedics where she later gave birth.

The department's Steve Mabona said: "It is not our wish that they give birth whilst at our schools because the responsibility of parenthood impacts negatively on their ability to continue with their studies."

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