Wesley Girls' Senior High School
|Wesley Girls' High School|
|Type||Public Secondary/High School|
|Motto||Live Pure, Speak True, Right Wrong , Follow the King|
|Head of school||Mrs Kay A. Oppong-Ankomah|
|Number of students||1350|
|Affiliation||Wesleyan - Methodist Church|
|Address||P. O. Box 61 |
Cape Coast, Ghana
|Telephone||+233 3321 32218|
|Houses||Bellamy ,Ellis ,Waldron, Wrigley, Wardbrew, Compton, Abban, Garnett Acheampong, Thompson Djokoto|
The school was established in 1836 with 25 girls by the wife of a Methodist minister. It started as a primary school with the aim of offering girls training in reading and writing, sewing and house-keeping and spiritual development.
Wesley Girls' High School was ranked 68th 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 alumnae, school profile, internet and news visibility.
To provide a holistic and quality education in partnership with stakeholders to produce God-Fearing, well-balanced, disciplined and self-confident individuals 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 humankind, and to also produce independent, hard-working girls.
- Ama Ata Aidoo, award-winning author, academic, former Minister of Education
- Sylvia Boye, former Chief Executive and first female Registrar of West Africa Examinations Council
- Florence Dolphyne, first female Pro-vice Chancellor, University of Ghana, Legon
- Mary Chinery-Hesse, former Judge and first female director of International Labor Organization, United Nations
- Melody Millicent Danquah, first female pilot in Africa
- Mary Grant, Ghana's first female council of state member and also the first alumna to be a medical doctor
- Peace Ayisi Otchere, first female director of the African Development Bank
- Gladys Asmah, former Minister of Fisheries
- Alima Mahama, lawyer and former Minister for the affairs of women and children in Ghana
- Georgina Theodora Wood, former police prosecution officer first female Chief Justice of Ghana
- Mercy Yvonne Debrah-Karikari, first female to be Secretary to the Cabinet
- Agnes Aggrey-Orleans, a Ghanaian diplomat
- Lucy Quist, first Ghanaian woman to become the CEO of a multinational telecommunications company in Ghana
- Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, first female Vice-Chancellor of a state University in Ghana
- Yvonne Tsikata, international economist and first Ghanaian woman to become Vice President at the World Bank
- "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.
- Frank Darkwah (30 December 2016). "Wesley Girls, Opoku Ware wins Sprite Ball Championship". Ghana Sports Online. Retrieved 17 May 2018.