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Wesley Girls’ High School

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Wesley Girls’ High School, Ghana, is an educational institution for girls in Cape Coast, founded in 1836, and named after the founder of Methodism, John Wesley.

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.


Chemistry, Physics,  Elective Mathematics

ARTS 1 ARTS 2 ARTS 3 & 4
Literature in English Literature in English/Mathematics Economics
History Economics Geography
Christian Religious Studies/Economics Geography Mathematics
French/Music French French

Graphic Design/Picture Making Management-In Living Biology/Geography/French
General Knowledge-In-Art Food & Nutrition/Clothing & Textiles
Mathematics/Economics French
Jewellery Economics/Chemistry/General Knowledge-In-Art Mathematics

Financial Accounting
Business Management Elective Mathematics

Won the Sprite Ball Championship in 2008 and 2016

Notable alumni
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

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