In line with the Management of Wesley Girls High School directives to ban Muslim students within of the school from wearing Hijab as well fasting in the Holy Ramadan, students of Holy Child SHS, a known Catholic School in their beautiful Hijabs has gone viral on social media.
Holy Child Senior High School, Cape Coast, also known as Angel’s Hill, is a female second-cycle institution in Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana.
On 12 August 1945 the foundation stone of Holy Child (the combined Catholic Teacher-Training College and Secondary School for girls) was solemnly blessed by His Lordship Bishop William Porter and laid by the Honourable T. R. O. Mangin, the Chief Commissioner of the Colony after a land was given out by the traditional authority.
Consequently, by 1955 the number of students has increased and it became necessary to transfer the Training College Department to Takoradi. Holy Child School started with just 50 students.
In 2003, the school was ranked among the best 10 schools in Africa, producing the best overall female student in the 2003 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSSCE).
Holy Child School also produced the best overall student, Jochebed Adwoa Sutherland and the second best overall student, Audrey Emefa Awuttey for the 2017 West African Senior School Examination, WASSCE.
The School has always prided itself in providing holistic education for females so that they may strive to achieve higher heights and become “Women of Substance”. The school motto is “Facta Non Verba” which simply means Actions Not Words.
Some famous old students of this school include; Anna Bossman, Regina Honu, Joyce Bamford-Addo (First Female speaker of Parliament), Prof. Nana Aba Amfo, Nikki Sammonas, Sabina Dankwah, Akosoa Agyapong and among others.