Woman Takes School Exams In Hospital Bed 30 Minutes After Giving Birth


Almaz Derese is a 21-year-old Ethiopian woman that went into labor on Monday, not long before her secondary school exams were due to start in Metu, Ethiopia.

She had hoped that the exams will take place before her son’s birth, but they were postponed because of Ramadan.

Tadese Tulu, her husband, manged to persuade the school to let her sit the papers from the hospital.

The public examinations commissioners took the sealed envelopes with the tests under armed police protection to the maternity ward of the hospital so Ms. Derese could sit them.

She told the BBC that her labor wasn’t difficult at all because she was rushing to sit the exam.

She wanted to get her English, Amharic, and Maths exams out of the way so she could apply for college.

The exams went well, and her baby boy is in good health.

She will sit the remaining exams in the school’s examination halls.