A Grade Seven pupil who experienced labour pains while writing exams has given birth.
The pupil at Murongwe Primary School in Mberengwa East was on Monday rushed home where she gave birth.The incident occurred when pupils were sitting for an English Paper 2 exam.
The minor, whose age could not be established, was allowed to continue writing the exams from the clinic, with two invigilators supervising her.
The girl from Mhepo Village under Chief Mataruse, gave birth minutes after shocking unsuspecting classmates and teachers at her school when she suddenly went into labour.
Midlands Provincial Education Director Mrs Agnes Gudo confirmed the dramatic incident. She, however, could not shed more light on the matter, saying she was still waiting for a formal report from the responsible district.
“I am aware of the incident but I have sketchy details because I am yet to get finer details from the responsible district. I will be able to furnish you with more information once I receive a full report,” she said.
Mberengwa East MP Cde Makhosini Hlongwane bemoaned early indulgence in se.xual activities by juveniles and school going children.
“It is an unfortunate situation that a Grade 7 pupil was impregnated and gave birth while writing national examinations. Government policy is to encourage the girl child to complete education and desist from indulging in se.xual activities at an early age,” he said.
“This has ramifications on their education trajectory. If we look deeper, the child could have been se.xually abused by an adult, which itself becomes a rape case.