- A young woman has shown her desire to finish her exam when she decided to keep going even after going into labour
- The 17-year-old matric student ignored her pain to complete her maths exam on Friday, 25 October
- After she was satisfied with her exam paper, the student was rushed off to the hospital, where she gave birth
A 17-year-old matric student refused to leave her examination for later despite the fact that she was going into labour.
The brave and determined young woman finished her maths literacy exam while pushing through her labour pains.
Provincial Education Department Spokesperson Steve Mabona was quoted by TimesLIVE as saying:
"The learner started experiencing contractions while writing in the main exam room.
"After refusing to leave the exam centre for medical intervention, she was subsequently moved to a private office where she continued to write under excruciating labour pains."
Paramedics arrived at the school and waited for the student to finish her exam before rushing her to the hospital.
Briefly.co.za noticed that Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng MEC for Education, shared on Twitter that the young mother and her child are doing alright.
Lesufi has embraced a very hands-on approach to his job, and South Africans admire him for it. He is always making sure that he stays involved, like when he spoke about an earlier incident in which a Grade 12 student was shot fatally in his home.
Here's what Mzansi has to say about Lesufi's dedication to his work:
"God bless you Mr Lesufi."
"Some of his colleagues can learn so much from him. He is an Angel that Man."
"When Some are busy meeting in private places deciding which Tender to give to which friend or family member, Panyaza is busy serving our people at that time. History will never forget you man. Our children will be told about you in a classroom one day. Continue with the good work"
"One of the hard-working MEC as always. A rare find indeed! A shining star! You are one in a million. Keep working hard MEC. I'm proud to be represented by you. Keep on keeping on."
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