Wesley Girls’ Senior High School in Cape Coast on Saturday 8th February 2020 celebrated its 183rd Anniversary Speech and Prize Giving Day with a call on the government to work towards improving the digital literacy rate for young girls in the country.
The grand event was held in the school in Cape Coast and was attended by notable people in the country and society including dignitaries, state officials, old students, current students, pastors and church elders, chiefs and queens, parents, regional directors of education, former headmistresses and tutors and the lot to mention.
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Speech At The Anniversary
Delivering her keynote address, the guest speaker, an old girl of the school Mrs Sophia Awortwe indicated that equipping young girls with the right skills in computer literacy will afford them the opportunity to compete favourably with their colleagues outside the continent.
“We need to release our girls from the shackles of ignorance into our contemporary world of information. Our girls should not be satisfied with the traditional literacy we received” she noted.
Speaking on the theme, “183 Years of Girls’ Education, Reflecting on the Past, Strategizing for the Future”, Mrs.Sophia Awortwe said it is important to consciously encourage young girls to be “conversant with computer hardware components and software applications” by creating an enabling environment to accelerate their digital literacy.
She however charged authorities of Wesley Girls High school not to relent on its past glories but must work hard to maintain its position as the most sought after second cycle institution in West Africa.
The Headmistress of the School, Mrs Kay Oppong Ankomah in her annual report touted the achievement of the school which included three old girls claiming the overall best, 2nd overall best and third overall best in the 2019 WASSSCE exams. All three are scheduled to receive the Distinction Awards for the West African Senior High School Certificate Examination in March this year.
said the school will continue to maintain its intervention policies aimed at yielding improving the academic development of girls with special needs.
Despite the successes of the school, she believes a little support in the area of infrastructure will push the school to do better.