Many Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) students in Ghana aspire to enter particular senior high schools in Ghana due to the prestige associated with their names. Such pupils are more likely to research the history of the schools that have gained such renown and acclaim. globally.
Many of the students are unaware of the significance of the colors used by such schools and what they represent.
Wesley Girls’ Senior High School (WGHS) is an educational institution for girls in Cape Coast in the Central region of Ghana
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Wesley Girls’ Senior High School (WGHS) is a girls’ secondary school in Cape Coast, Ghana’s central region. Harriet Wrigley, the wife of a Methodist clergyman, established it in 1836. The institution started with 25 students as founding students. The institution is named after John Wesley, the founder of Methodism.
The Methodist church agreed to provide higher education for girls because of their academic competence. Their main aim when they started was to offer girls training in reading and writing, sewing and housekeeping and spiritual development.
The two levels, primary and secondary, proceeded in stops and starts, and were occasionally closed owing to severe funding shortages. It even lost its identity for a time when it had to join forces with Mfantsipim to become the Collegiate School, a co-educational secondary school.
Miss Olive Compton moved the Secondary School division of the school to its current site at Kakumdo in 1951, thereby separating it from the primary school.
The unique colors of the school are yellow and green which is very much observable t in the prescribed apparel of the students to represent the school colours.
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