A rich alumni com­mu­nity of pro­fes­sion­als

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page - Andile Tshuma

De­mand for en­rol­ment is quite high and the school has to turn away hun­dreds of as­pir­ing Mil­to­ni­ans ev­ery year af­ter hav­ing en­rolled to ca­pac­ity. The school re­cently got a facelift as pal­isade fenc­ing was erected along the Leopold Takawira side of the school.

The to­tal e n rol­ment at the school cur­rently stands at 850. The school has grown in leaps and bounds. The school as pre­vi­ously al­luded to from its in­cep­tion in 1910 to 2018 has gone rad­i­cal and rev­o­lu­tion­ary changes have taken place in terms of the cur­ricu­lum it of­fers, with stronger em­pha­sis on tech­ni­cal­i­sa­tion, vo­ca­tion­al­i­sa­tion and putting more fo­cus on hands on train­ing in tech­ni­cal and com­mer­cial sub­jects.

In line with the new cur­ricu­lum, more em­pha­sis is now put on the teach­ing of Sci­ence, Tech­nol­ogy, Engi­neer­ing and Math­e­mat­ics.

The Mil­ton High School an­nual speech and prize giv­ing day has been a tra­di­tion of the school since the school’s in­cep­tion. The day is set aside on an an­nual ba­sis to iden­tify and cel­e­brate each year’s achieve­ments and ex­cel­lence, to take stock of the school’s suc­cess and short­com­ings and to cel­e­brate ex­celling pupils.

The day is meant to share joys, sor­rows, laugh­ter and tears with teach­ers, par­ents and the school alumni, the Old Mil­to­ni­ans.

The sa­cred be­lief, which is the corner­stone of the school’s suc­cess over the years lies in the vi­sion of its logo.

The school logo em­pha­sises hu­man ex­cel­lence which em­bod­ies and em­brace man­hood, courage, brav­ery, worka­holism, achieve­ment, fore­sight, in­sight per­se­ver­ance and hon­esty.

ONE of the perks that come with study­ing at Mil­ton High School is that you get to join pow­er­ful alumni of the Old Mil­to­ni­ans scat­tered across the globe and all lead­ers in their dis­ci­plines, proof that Mil­ton is not as­so­ci­ated with medi­ocrity. Be­low are some no­table former stu­dents of Mil­ton High School.

Mpumelelo Mbangwa, a Su­pers­port com­men­ta­tor for cricket, Chron­i­cle Sports Edi­tor Dingilizwe Ntuli, Chron­i­cle Show­biz Re­porter Bongani Ndlovu, the late Dr Ray Katso, an aca­demic and tech­no­crat and re­searcher with a UK-based phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pany.

Nust Pro-vice Chan­cel­lor Dr Gat­sha Mazithulela and Methembe Ndlovu, former High­landers Foot­bal Club player and Bantu Rovers coach.

Thu­lani Moyo, Direc­tor Ter­ra­cota, Lewis Banda Zim­babwe Ath­let­ics, Aaron Jane, Zim­babwe Rugby Union, Percy Sil­amba the Vice Pres­i­dent of the JP Mor­gan and Chase in the USA. Nor­well Sami, an­other Old Mil­to­nian who is Vice Pres­i­dent of JP Mor­gan and Chase, Zak Hawa who is an in­dus­tri­al­ist and the man be­hind Fazak, in Bu­l­awayo. Bekithemba Nkomo, an in­dus­tri­al­ist and former chair­per­son of the Zim­babwe In­ter­na­tional Trade Fair.

The Old Mil­to­ni­ans also boast of Jabu Mthethwa, an orthopaedic sur­geon, Costa Nhamoinesu, a soc­cer player and former War­riors player, Matthew Masiyazi, the Head of Econet Broad­band, Ton­gai Chit­samatanga, the head of Com­mer­cial Bal­ing at EcoBank, Richard Pearce of Zim Rugby, Honey­well Ngu­ruve a former Zim­babwe Rugby lawyer, Jeremiah Chatindo of Satib In­surance Bro­kers, Tari­rai Madamombe a gy­nae­col­o­gist, Dex­ter Tag­wirei an as­so­ciate pro­fes­sor at the School of Phar­macy at the Univer­sity of Zim­babwe, Ran­gari­rai Midzi, a sec­tor head in the min­ing and multi­na­tional in­dus­try and cor­po­rate at Stan­bic Bank.

The Mil­ton alumni is also com­prised of Martin Moyo the direc­tor of PPC Ce­ment Harare Branch, Tawanda Manyiwo an ac­tor, Alvin Pedzai, se­nior wa­ter en­gi­neer with the City of Ed­in­burgh, Scot­land.

The alumni are also proud of the late economist Dr Eric Bloc.

Some of the no­ta­bles of the alumni so­ci­ety are Shep­herd Huni of Coglan and Welsh le­gal prac­ti­tion­ers, Arnold Payene of Pyne Global, Jerry Chats, Alexanda and Forbes. Gavin Stephens of PPC and direc­tor of Zim­babwe hockey, Bran­don Daw­son a rugby coach as well as Nqaba Mkhwananzi of Ernest and Young le­gal prac­ti­tion­ers.

Staff pose for a pic­ture Ad­min­is­tra­tion block

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