Mother worried newborn cannot solve math problems


A woman who had just given birth to a baby boy in Mulago hospital yesterday burst into tears and complained to doctors after getting concerned that her baby could not do math. Several nurses ran to her rescue and calmed her down after a few hours.

The woman, only identified as Prossy, explained in Luganda that a little after the baby was born, she gave him a multiplication table to solve but the baby didn’t even write anything on the paper. “I gave him a pen and paper with lots of answers to fill then went to the toilet. When I came back, the pen and paper were on the floor and the baby was just sleeping. I don’t know what to do,” she cried.

One of the nurses on duty, Miss Simolo Nantongo explained to ULK that this was a very serious health problem that would require further medical tests in Nairobi, South Africa and beyond. “Problem is call Dyspleniclotoma Obisculaximata,” she revealed, adding that it was very rampant in many babies.

Symptoms of the disease:

  • Failure to solve math problems
  • Absence of teeth
  • Inability to vote for the next president
  • Acute memory loss (They don’t know where they were before birth)

Nantongo assured all present that the hospital administration would look into the matter and ensure that the baby learnt the abacus and every multiplication table before going for further tests in Nairobi, South Africa and beyond.


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