Mount Pleasant School, Harare

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Joshua Nkomo High School
Mount Pleasant School Harare by garybembridge.jpg

Other nameMount Pleasant School
School typeSecondary school
Motto"A man of understanding walks upright" – from Proverbs 15:21
Alumni nameOld Impalians

Mount Pleasant School or Joshua Nkomo High School is located in the suburb of Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe. The official name[1] is for the late veteran nationalist, president of Zimbabwe African People's Union and vice-president of Zimbabwe, Dr. Joshua Nkomo.

The school motto is "a man of understanding walks upright", from Proverbs 15:21. The school emblem is the impala, hence the designation Old Impalian for old boys and old girls.

Mount Pleasant School was ranked 58th out of the top 100 best high schools in Africa by Africa Almanac in 2003, based upon quality of education, student engagement, strength and activities of alumni, school profile, internet and news visibility.[2]

Notable Old Impalians[edit]


  1. ^ Advert in the Herald, 6 February 2002
  2. ^ "top20highschools". Africa Almanac. Africa Almanac. 1 October 2003. Archived from the original on 14 January 2007. Retrieved 19 June 2016. The research leading up to the publication of the 100 Best High Schools in Africa began with the launching of the website in December 2000.
  3. ^ Player profile: Gwinyai Tongoona Archived 29 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Worldpress, 2002. International Editor of the Year Award.

Coordinates: 17°46′48″S 31°02′43″E / 17.7800°S 31.0453°E / -17.7800; 31.0453