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WAEC candidate gives birth in Ganta

Student Walazuo Yeanon with her baby

A 19-year-old 12th grader writing 2016 WACE exams has given birth to a baby girl at the Ganta United Methodist Hospital in Ganta, Nimba County.

WAEC candidate

Student Walazuo Yeanon safely gave birth at 7:45 pm after she was gripped by labor pain at about 10:45 am while in the examination hall at the Ganta United Methodist Gymnasium on Thursday, June 30, 2016.
She is resident of Royal community in Ganta. Our Nimba County correspondent said it is not whether she will continue her exams which end today, Friday. When this paper visited the Ganta United Methodist Hospital yesterday, parents of the 19-year-old including students were seem jubilating and dancing after receiving their classmate.

The incident is said to be the first ever in Ganta for a WAEC candidate to give birth during examination.  The exams, initially scheduled for March 23, 2016, were earlier cancelled by authorities of the Ministry of Education and the West African Examination Council Monrovia Office after it was established that the examination papers were stolen by unknown persons on the campus of the Konola Mission Academy in Margibi County.By Franklin Doloquee, Nimba

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