Gender – Girls
Housing status – Day and Boarding
Year of Establishment – 1979
VISION AND MISSION
Kumasi Wesley Girls’ High School, as a mission school, exists to fulfill definite functions:
- The church which established it
- The state which administers it and
- The community in which it operates.
THE SCHOOL CREST AND MOTTO
The image of LIGHT chasing away DARKNESS (ignorance, sin, regression, and illness) is used on the school crest.
As we say in ARISE and SHINE: 60:1 in Isaiah. It is required of our pupils to rise above the symbolic darkness, shine brightly, and guide others towards a fulfilling existence.
The motto and crest of Wesley Girls indicate that we strive for academic success while putting our strong Christian faith into practise in order to lead others in life.
HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL
The school’s origins can be traced to a group of worried Old Methodist School Boys and Girls at the Wesley Methodist Church, which is now known as Wesley Cathedral at Adum. They felt that a secondary school was necessary to assist parents who could not afford to board their children for secondary education.
Although there was little support for the idea back then, it did not completely disappear. In other words, in 1979, Rev. De Graft Johnson, the superintendent minister overseeing the Wesley Methodist Church at the time, had the vision and made the audacious choice to open the school with eleven pupils.
On November 11, 1979, the school’s official opening took place in Moromu’s Freeman Methodist Chapel. After the school relocated, it was housed in two classrooms and an office in the Mmofraturo Girls’ Boarding School. The number of pupils enrolled rose to 32. It was relocated to its current location on Mampong Road in 1985, across from the Tafo Cemetery and the shell filling station. Kejetia is a short drive away, taking less than 30 minutes.
Because it was to be owned and funded by ALL METHODIST CHURCHES in the Ashanti Region in the name of the entire Methodist Church of Ghana, the institution was first known as Methodist Day Secondary institution.
It was discovered during the church’s Effiduasi Synod in 1985 that the Methodist churches outside of Kumasi had little interest in the school since it was a day school and could not accept their wards who desired to attend residential institutions.
The Wesley Methodist Church in Adum was thus granted ownership of the school. As a result, it was renamed Wesley Day Secondary School and could now accommodate 32 students.
In 1999, the Kumasi Diocesan Synod made the decision to incorporate Wesley Day into Mmofraturo School. The goal was to create a comprehensive institution that would serve the church in the Northern Sector of the nation while providing a superior education comparable to that of Wesley Girls in Cape Coast.
In 2001, the school changed its name to Mmofraturo Girls’ Secondary School in order to better serve the mission of the church. After the change was approved in 2006 by the then-Director General of Education, the institution was renamed Kumasi Wesley Girls’ High Institution.
During the SSCE days, the school performed satisfactorily with many of our products gaining admission into various tertiary institutions in the country.
With the introduction of the WASSCE, the number and quality of passes have improved. This propelled the school’s surge into Group B.
Kumasi Wesley Girls’ High School participated in the 2010 National Science and Mathematics Quiz.
Since the 2009/2010 academic year, she has been very successful at making a name for herself.
- She placed 4th in the Regional handball competition in November 2009, and 2nd in the Ashanti Regional Inter School Basketball Competition. The school placed 6th in the national competition.
- The School Athletic team placed 2nd in Zone 2 and qualified for the super zonal where she placed a surpassing third position. During the competition, Miss Naomi Serwah broke the Regional Record in the Girls’ 3000 meters in a record time of 10 minutes 33 seconds which was set in 2008. The school was adjudged the best-behaved Girls’ School in both the Zonal and the Super Zonal Athletics Competition.
- No. of Students (SHS 1): 805
- No. of Students (SHS 2): 1325
- No. of Students (SHS 3): 957
- 51 Classrooms
- 3 Science Labs
- 1 Library
- 1 Computer Lab.