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Woman takes exams 30 minutes after giving birth

/ 02:56 PM June 12, 2019
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A student in Ethiopia took her exams after giving birth to a baby boy.  INQUIRER.net Stock Photo

A woman from Ethiopia took exams on her hospital bed shortly after she delivered her baby boy on Monday, June 10.

Almaz Derese, a 21-year-old secondary school student, went into labor shortly before her first exam. She was quickly back in fighting form and in half an hour, was determined to take her exams in English, Amharic and math, BBC reported on Tuesday, June 11.

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She intended to take the exams before giving birth, but the exam schedule was postponed due to Ramadan.

It was her husband, Tadese Tulu, who convinced the school to give her the exams in the hospital. She will take the rest of her tests at the exam center.

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Almaz did not want to delay her graduation day, and studied while she was pregnant. She said going into labor came easy to her because she was pressured to take her exams.

After finishing secondary school, Almaz aims to do a two-year course before going to university.

Barriers to education such as poverty remain for women in Ethiopia. According to nonprofit The Borgen Project, for every 100 boys in secondary school, there are only 77 girls, while women constitute 27% of the university population. Niña V. Guno /ra

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