Wesley Girls High School was founded by the wife of the 2nd Methodist Missionary to the Gold Coast, Mrs. Harriet Wrigley in 1836 with 25 girls. Her aim was to give the girls basic training in housekeeping and catechism. The subjects taught included writing, reading, sewing and religious education. Classes were held at the Manse, in the Standfast Hall near the Victoria Park in Cape Coast.
However, five months after arrival, Mrs. Wrigley died. It was not until 1837 that an efficient school head in the person of Mrs. Elizabeth Waldron, took over.
How did the school rise to be the most prominent girls school?
How does the leadership of the school maintain the high standards?
What is the contribution of old students to the school? How can old students of other schools support their schools to make them institutions of excellence like Wesley Girls High School?
The first Ghanaian non-missionary headmistress of the school, Rosina Acheampong, shares the story of Wesley Girls High School, the challenges, the milestones and the way forward on the Heritage Month Series.
By: Kojo Akoto Boateng/citifmonline.com/Ghana