By Elly Karenzi
A 15-year-old primary seven pupil who gave birth to a bouncing baby boy few minutes to her first examination says the boy who impregnated her went into hiding the moment he learnt she was expecting.
The girl who is a minor has been studying at Sigirira Primary School, which is under UPE programme in Kikyenkye sub county, Ibanda district. She delivered her baby 30 minutes before the examinations.
Mr. Alex Arinaitwe, the school head teacher of Sigirira Primary School told www.mknewslink.com that the girl who slept at school since the re-opening woke up in the morning without any signs of labor and the school had hoped that she would successfully sit for the papers.
Mr.Arinaitwe said staff allowed the girl at school following an order from the Ministry of Education and Sports that pregnant pupils and students are allowed to proceed with education and sit for the examinations without hindering them.
The girl, whose name has been withheld to protect her since she is a minor, was rushed to a homestead near the school, was helped by a nurse to give birth before transferring her to a nearby Clinic.
Arinaitwe added “the pupil delivered normally and successfully with no serious complications. The nurse provided the pupil with sanitary pads and wished her good luck to sit for the examinations”.
The girl told www.mknewslink.com that she started having complications and pains in the stomach on Monday night, but she didn’t know she was going to give birth.
“I worked up the courage to do the exam because I had made enough preparations for it and am expecting good results.” She added.
Peter Nsimiire, the Ibanda District Inspector of Schools says the girl who was in good condition after birth was given a special room and left to proceed with her first paper.
The girl who is a total orphan was allegedly defiled by a boy friend last year, who has since been on the run. The police are still hunting for him, said one of the relatives who asked his names to be kept confidential.