A rich alumni community of professionals
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.
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