Mayor wishes matrics well in surprise visit

2015-11-04 06:00

DUNVERIA Secondary School matriculants were pleasantly surprised yesterday morning when Msunduzi Mayor Chris Ndlela visited the school to wish pupils good luck for their final exams.

Matriculants across the country sat for their first matric paper on Monday.

Ndlela,and the district manager for education Jennifer Baiju, visited Pietermaritzburg schools to mark the start of the examinations.

Speaking to Dunveria Secondary pupils, Ndlela advised that all concentration should be given to their studies during this time as it plays a pivotal role for their future.

“As parents we invest a lot in your education and as teachers we invest a lot of time in you and your success.

“You need to put aside all problems and concentrate fully on your examinations and make us proud.”

The mayor said the #FeesMustFall campaign was done not only for current university students, but for future students.

“They [university students] fought for you and themselves. Do them proud. We are looking forward to the best pupils coming out of Pietermaritzburg, so work hard,” he added.

Baiju told pupils to focus on their goals to enjoy the end results.

“We wish pupils at all schools the very best in their examinations. We are behind them all the way.”

When Dunveria Secondary pupil Celene Naidoo walked into the examination room with a smile, she said although she was nervous, she was excited to start the examinations.

“These are our last exams at this school and it is quite emotional, but I am focused and ready.

“I am really looking forward to the history and mathematics papers,” said Naidoo.

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