Suiderlig girl collapses at examination venue

04 Oct 2013 04:00
KEETMANSHOOP, 04 OCT (NAMPA) – A Grade 10 student at the Suiderlig High School in Keetmanshoop collapsed in front of the examination venue on Friday, just before exams commenced.
She was immediately rushed to the Keetmanshoop State Hospital, where she was attended to by a doctor and returned home the same day.
Suiderlig principal Deon Williams confirmed the incident to Nampa on Friday. He could, however, not specify the girl’s illness, saying only that she is now fine.
“We do not know what she is sick of as yet. All we know is that she collapsed,” he noted.
Williams said the learner was about to write her third English paper when she suddenly collapsed.
As a result, she missed the paper, and the school has to make special arrangements for her to write her test next week.
“Since there is proof from the doctor that she collapsed before writing, the school will make special considerations so that she can write,” he added.
Meanwhile, 11 pupils from the J.A Nel Senior Secondary School in Keetmanshoop also collapsed during lunch hours and study sessions last month.
These are girls and boys who were busy preparing for their Grade 10 final examinations.
When taken to hospital, some of them were diagnosed with either high or low blood pressure.