Bawumia Commissions Digital Repository For Wesley Girls Senior High School  | General News

Bawumia Commissions Digital Repository For Wesley Girls Senior High School  | General News

The Vice President and flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has commissioned a digital depository for the Wesley Girls Senior High School which he helped establish for the school in memory of his late mother, Hajia Mariama Bawumia, an old student of the school.

The digital repository, equipped with modern technological gadgets, is a system which has digitized records of the school including records of old and current students and staff.

With unique access codes, both current and past students as well as the staff can access their confidential information or general information about the school.

During the event, Dr. Bawumia said he was touched by the gesture of the Wesley Girls High School 1960 year group who commiserate with him following the passing of his mother in 2021.

“I was very touched a few weeks after her (mother’s) demise to receive a delegation of old girls that called on me to console me over the painful loss. Among the delegation were some of my mother’s school mates, who were led by Mrs. Nancy Thompson (a distinguished past Headmistress of this excellent and highly esteemed institution) and Nana Kyeiwaa II.”

Dr. Bawumia added; “On the 1st anniversary of her passing, I was privileged to be approached by the Old Girls’ Association on behalf of the school to assist with the provision of a digital repository for the school.

“For a school that is over 187 years old, I considered this a very significant project and I was most delighted and willing to support it with a sum of GHS 300,000. This has been used to capture records of staff and students and turn them into a digital content.”

Dr. Bawumia expressed delight with the installation of the digital repository and highlighted its benefits to the school saying  “a digital repository of this nature will facilitate ready retrieval of important records of the school, staff and students” and “with the growing size of an institution like Wesley Girls’ High School, this repository will prove to be a worthy asset as it will help students receive their transcripts in record time to enable them meet tight deadlines for applications to pursue academic or other professional advancement”.

He continued; “I can assure you that the immense benefits of having information and records digitalized will unfold with the passage of time as the school puts this project into full use.

“I am hopeful that in addition to academic and other records, the capacity of this repository will be expanded to hold historic documents that will continue to tell the story of the great Wey Gey Hey. A story that remains unfinished and which is so inextricably bound to the history of this nation and the history of Methodism in Ghana.”

The Vice President urged other educational institutions to emulate the example by  the Wesley Girls SHS.

He also reiterated government’s commitment to advancing digital initiatives in school to prepare young Ghanaians for the 4th industrial digital revolution.

He further said with the government having already provided free Wi-Fi to schools, the upcoming distribution of one laptop to each SHS student will help prepare students very well.

The Headmistress, on behalf of the school, expressed gratitude to Dr. Bawumia for his kind gesture and the 1960 year group, on behalf of the Old Students Association, also made a presentation to Dr. Bawumia in appreciation of his kindness to the school.




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