PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa has challenged pupils at Siqongweni Secondary School to aim for a 100% matric pass rate at the end of the year.
He visited the school in Imbali kasi in Pietermaritzburg, KZN, yesterday to congratulate the school on its 84% pass rate last year.
Ramaphosa told pupils by achieving a pass rate of over 80%, they were setting a standard as a school of excellence.
“This year, I want nothing less than 100% at this school and it is achievable.
“We want you to be the top performing school,” he saids.
Ramaphosa was accompanied by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande, acting KZN premier Sihle Zikalala and Education MEC Mthandeni Dlungwana.
Ramaphosa promised pupils a computer centre.
Apart from visiting the school, the president also opened the Msunduzi Athletics Track and met residents at Pietermaritzburg City Hall.
He was expected to address ANC members in Dambuza yesterday afternoon.