WESLEY HIGH SCHOOL
- O. Box 80, BEKWAI-ASHANTI; Tel 032220602
To train and educate students to effectively and efficiently use their heads, hands and hearts to be useful to themselves, the school and the society as a whole in the nearest future
- To provide a sound Christian and moral education to the youth with a view of giving them a sense of direction and purpose in life.
- To admit qualified students at the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) level into the school
- To create an enabling and conducive environment to facilitate effective and efficient teaching and learning.
- To ensure that students are supplied with the relevant teaching and learning materials, tools and equipment to promote good academic performance by students.
- To ensure that parents and guardians provide all the necessary material needs to their wards including prompt payment of fees
- To recruit qualified and hardworking staff into the school.
- To motivate staff recruited to put in their best in all fields of learning, teaching and training.
- CREST AND MOTTO
The motto of the school is “ LEARN TO SERVE”. Wesley High School is committed to equal education for both boys and girls and does not discriminate on the basis of tribe , colour , sex and religious affiliation . Equal opportunity is given to every applicant and you earn your admission and sustain your studentship by your academic capabilities and good conduct . Having received the opportunity of being admitted into the school. Wesley High School (WEHIS) students are expected to render services to the immediate society and the nation at large.
- BRIEF HISTORY
Wesley High school was established by the Wesley Society of the Methodist Church at Bekwai-Ashanti. The decision to establish a Senior High School was taken at Leaders’ Meeting of the Bekwai Wesley Society of Methodist Church held on September, 1987. The Superintendent Minister at the time, Rev. J. M. Donkor, and Leaders considered it very imperative to have a senior secondary school at Bekwai in addition to the Seventh Day Adventist Secondary School at Bekwai at the time. The school was officially opened on the 14th of February, 1994 by Mr. Joseph Akwasi Manu the then District Director of Education of Bekwai –Ashanti. Students enrolment during the first year of the school was fifty-six made up of twenty-five boys and twenty-one girls. The school started with sixteen teachers and four (4) supporting staff and offered Vocational, Business and General Arts Courses.
Apart from financial contributions from members of the church through tithes, collections, etc, certain individuals provided both financial and materials support. These included Nana Otutu Akate- Bekwai Manhene, Mr. Yaw Ampofo and Mr B.K. Bentil .
Mr. F.K. Antwi was appointed as the first acting headmaster. The foundation stone was laid on 8th October, 1994. It was registered as a private senior secondary school by the ministry of Education on 29th November, 1995 with the registration number AR/AED/52. The School was absorbed into the public school system in January, 2001
STATUS OF THE SCHOOL: The school is both day and boarding institution.
- MAJOR ACHIEVEMENT OVER THE YEARS:
- SSSCE 2006
In 2008 SSSCE fifty students made up of thirty-four boys and sixteen girls qualified for tertiary education out of two hundred candidates presented for the examination.
Fifty – Eight (58) students made up of Thirty –Seven males and twenty-one female qualified to enter Tertiary institutions out of 258 candidates presented for the Examination in 2009.
- NATIONAL SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS QUIZ:
The school has participated in series of National Science and Mathematics Quizes organized in Regional and National Level. A boy by name SAMUEL ASANTE from the school was selected as the course prefect during the National Science & Mathematics Quiz held at Accra in August 2010.
- REGIONAL GAMES
The school qualified for quarter finals competition for inter-school Milo Games in the year 2011. Again the, girls group has also qualified for another stage of inter-schools Ladies Soccer. The school has been performing well in regional constitution games especially the one held recently at Kumasi Angelican Senior High Secondary in 2010 which the school came in third out twenty-eight schools in the region which participated.
- SCHOOL FACILITIES
- Classroom – The school has twenty-one classrooms for the four programmes being ran in the school
- Laboratories: – There is no permanent Lab for science subjects. One classroom is being used as the school’s laboratory for biology and other science practicals
- Library: One classroom has been located as a temporary Library,
- NON- ACADEMIC
Recreational Grounds, etc:
The school us4s the Methodist JHS football field which the is close to the schools compound
- ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES
- General Arts: History, Literature, Economics, French, Twi, Geography, Government, Elective Mathematics, Christian Religious Studies
- Business: Business Management, Accounting, Economics, Costing, Elective Mathematics
- Home Economics: Management. In Living, General Knowledge in Art, Biology, Food and Nutrition, Clothing and Textiles
- Visual Arts: General Knowledge in Art, Sculpture, Graphics, Picture Making, Textiles
- CO-CURRICULA ACTIVITIES: –
A list of clubs and societies in the school are shown below.
Pensa, General Arts Club, Cadet Group, Business Club, School Choir, Art Club, Gamsu, Debating Club,
Adventist Group, Literary Group
- Old Students : –
The old students Association of the school is called WEHOSA. Even though the old students association is not strongly established, it has started striving to survive.
- Parent – Teacher Association (PTA)
The school has a formidable PTA which is determined to assist in promoting the growth of the school in terms of solving accommodation problems and other challenges. The PTA has been instrumental in the provision of classrooms. Again, the group has provided one mini-bus to the school.
- Traditional Authority
Even through traditional authority has not added any concrete thing to the facilities of the school, their frequent visit, prayers and release of Land to the school cannot be over looked.
- Bekwai Municipal Assembly
Bekwai Municipal assembly has done a lot for the school. Two-hundred bags of cement have so far been released to the school. Notwithstanding the provision of mono-desks to augment what the school has already acquired. Provision of football and jersey to the school cannot be over-looked
The contribution of Methodist Church especially Obuasi Diocese needs recommendation. The Diocese during their 13th Annual Diocesans Synod held at Bekwai Last year, 2010 donated one hundred and thirty bags of cement to the school to support the on-going projects like classroom and dining hall projects in the school.
- Monday Open all day
- Tuesday Open all day
- Wednesday Open all day
- Thursday Open all day
- Friday Open all day
- Saturday Open all day
- Sunday Open all day