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Source: BBC

Pregnant Student Gave Birth, Then Sat for Exams 30 Minutes Later


Remember when we all praised Kate Middleton for putting on a dress, walking outside, and smiling like, three hours after she had given birth? Well, no disrespect to the Duchess, but she's got nothing on Almaz Derese, a 21-year-old new mother from Ethiopia who took her final exams 30 minutes after giving birth to her son.

Almaz was hoping to sit for the tests in English, math, and Amharic (Ethiopia's official language) before her baby was born, but they were postponed because of Ramadan, and she ended up going into labor on Monday, June 10, right before the first exam was about to start. "I did not want to waste the opportunity that I tirelessly worked for a decade," she told CNN

So her husband explained why she couldn't sit for the exams, and they let her take them while she was in the hospital.