By: Ahmed Jalloh/www.africanakua.com, Sierra Leone
As Primary students in Sierra Leone took the National Primary School Examination (NPSE) on Monday 3rd August 2020, one of its candidates, whose name has not been revealed, was involved in a fatal accident on the way to the examination centre.
According to the Coordinator of National Council for Civic Education and Development, Southern Region, Paul Sengeh, The accident happened in Bo, on a motor bike and has claimed the life of the candidate’s elder sister who was accompaining him to write his examination.
They were both rushed to a nearby hospital where the elder sister was confirmed dead. First aid treatment was given to the boy and he was later transported to the examination centre to write his examinations.
His photo has since gone viral on social media in solidarity and admiration for his courage at his age and trying times.