Wesley Girls' Senior High School
Wesley Girls' Senior High School (WGHS) is an educational institution for girls in Cape Coast, Ghana. The oldest secondary school in Ghana, it was founded in 1836 by Harriet Wrigley, the wife of a Methodist minister. The school is named after the founder of Methodism, John Wesley.
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.
- Jemila Abdulai, blogger, writer and digital marketer
- Rosina Aboagyewaa Acheampong, first Ghanaian head of Wesley Girl's High School and Deputy Director General of the Ghana Education Service
- Betty Acquah, feminist painter
- Adina, musician
- Sophia Ophilia Adjeibea Adinyira, justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana (2006 – 2019)
- Edjewani Afenu, first female brigadier general of the Ghana Armed Forces; Deputy Military Adviser to Ghana's permanent Mission in New York
- Agnes Aggrey-Orleans, Ghanaian diplomat
- Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, member of parliament for Klottey Korle Constituency
- Mabel Agyemang, Chief Justice of the Turks and Caicos Islands, first female Chief Justice of The Gambia (2013-2014)
- Ama Ata Aidoo, award-winning author, academic, former Minister of Education
- Sophia Akuffo, 13th Chief Justice of Ghana
- Patience Akyianu, banker; managing director of Barclays Bank Ghana
- Grace Amponsah-Ababio, retired diplomat
- Abena Osei Asare, member of parliament for Atiwa East
- Gladys Asmah, former Minister of Fisheries
- Babara Asher Ayisi, member of parliament for Cape Coast North
- Becca, musician
- Sylvia Boye, former Chief Executive and first female Registrar of West Africa Examinations Council
- Mary Chinery-Hesse, former Judge and first female director of International Labor Organization, United Nations
- Melody Millicent Danquah, first female pilot in Africa
- Mercy Yvonne Debrah-Karikari, first female to be Secretary to the Cabinet
- Florence Dolphyne, first female Professor and first female Pro-vice Chancellor, University of Ghana, Legon
- Efua Dorkenoo, activist
- Brigitte Dzogbenuku, Vice Presidential candidate for the Progressive People's Party
- Mary Grant, Ghana's first female council of state member; first alumna to be a medical doctor
- Afua Adwo Jectey Hesse, Chief Executive Officer of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital
- Lovelace Johnson, active Justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana (2019–)
- Jennifer Koranteng, model and fashion designer
- Eva Lokko, engineer and former Managing Director of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation
- Alima Mahama, lawyer and former Minister for the affairs of women and children in Ghana
- Joy Henrietta Mensa-Bonsu, law professor and member of the United Nations Independent Panel On Peace Operations; active Justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana (2020–)
- Emma Morrison, television personality and media professional
- Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, first female Vice-Chancellor of a state University in Ghana
- Peace Ayisi Otchere, first female director of the African Development Bank
- Rose Constance Owusu, justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana (2008 – 2014)
- Deborah Owusu-Bonsu, musician, television presenter and model
- Martha Akyaa Pobee, Diplomat, Permanent Member to the United Nations,
- Lucy Quist, first Ghanaian woman to become the CEO of a multinational telecommunications company in Ghana
- Mabel Simpson, fashion designer
- Hanna Tetteh, former Minister for Trade and Industry and former Minister for Foreign Affairs
- Gertrude Torkornoo, active Justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana (2019–)
- Yvonne Tsikata, international economist and first Ghanaian woman to become Vice President at the World Bank
- Julia Osei Tutu, wife of Asantehene, Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II
- Georgina Theodora Wood, former police prosecution officer, first female Chief Justice of Ghana
- Judith Wubah (nee Dadson), developmental biologist and first lady of Millersville University
- Vida Yeboah, minister of state in the Rawlings government
- Akosua Menu, deputy CEO of National Youth Authority
- Rita Akosua Dickson, Vice Chancellor of KNUST
- Abyna-Ansaa Adjei (2007). Ghana at 50. National Planning Committee, Ghana at 50. p. 95. ISBN 978-9988-0-9707-3.
- "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.
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