LOCATION AND INFORMATION
Wesley Girls’ High school is located in Cape Coast, Ghana.
It is a public secondary/high school established in 1836 by the wife of Methodist Minister Rev. George Wrigley, Harriet Wrigley. It started with 25 girls as a primary school with the objective of training the students in reading, writing, sewing, house-keeping, and more. It also focuses on the moral and spiritual development of the students. They taught Cathecism and religious education in the school. The school is affiliated to a Wesleyan-Methodist Church. Its contactc information is:
- P. O. Box 61
- Cape Coast, Ghana
- +233 3321 32218
MOTTO, MISSION, AND VISION
The motto of Wesley Girls’ High school is: “Live Pure, Speak True, Right Wrong and Follow the King”, which emphasizes living morally upright lives, speaking the truth all the time, correcting the wrongs in society, and being obedient to the commandments of the king. The school envisions to produce God-fearing, well-balanced and self-confident individuals who are capable of taking the challenges of a fast-changing world in their stride whilst making the most of every opportunity for self-development and service to mankind. Its mission is to pursue the school vision, with the guidance of the Lord Jesus Christ whilst pursuing the creation of a propitious environment for the spiritual and moral development of each student; the placement of a frame work in which each student can develop to the full, talents with which she may be endowed, while respecting those of others; the provisions for students to attainthe highest academic standard; the development of a capacity for quick, reasoned responses to challenges in each student; and, the development of an awareness of her responsibilities to the community and the broader society to which she belongs.
PIONEER STAFF AND HISTORY
- Professor D. Florence Dolphyne, First female Pro-vice Chancellor, University of Ghana Legon
- Dr. Mrs. Rosina Acheampong, First Ghanaian Head of the School and First Female Deputy Director General, G.E.S.
- REV. Afo Blay, First Female Director General, Ghana Education Service
- Dr. Mrs. Sylvia Boye, First Female Registrar W.A.E.C.
- Mrs. Mary Chinery-Hesse, First Female Director of I.L.O.U.N
- SQ.LDR. Melody Danquah, First Female Pilot of the Air Force
- Mrs. Irene Duncan-Adanusah, First Female Secretary General of G.N.A.T
- Mrs. Janet Opoku Acheampong, First Female Director General of I.R.S
- Dr. Mrs. Effie Hesse, First Female Paediatric Surgeon
- Mrs. Peace Ayisi Okyere, First Female Executive Director of the African Development Bank.
- Mrs. Gladys Asmah, 1st Minister of the Ministry of women & Children’s Affairs
- Hajia alima Mahama, 2nd Minister of the Ministry of women & Children’s Affairs
- Mrs. Justice Georgina Wood, First Female Justice of the Chief Republic of Ghana
- Prof. Naana J. Opoku-Agyeman, First Female Vice Chancellor
Wesley Girls’ High school is named after the founder of Methodism, John Wesley, whose preachings have initiated the modern Methodist movement and the Holiness movement, which encompass numerous denominations across the world. The school taught fortitude, integrity and truthfulness, and other Christian virtues and values.
Wesley Girls’ High school ranked 68th best school in Africa by Africa Almanace at http://www.africaalmanac.com/. The school has been producing the Best General Art Student, in the 2005 Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSECE) 2006. It has consistently been rank by Serve Africa as one of the top 10 schools in Ghana.
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