Wesley Girls High School has instituted an honor code, which they say was inspired by Ashesi University. It cuts across social conduct and academic work as well as a check on one another in all matters of good conduct. As part of the new code, there will be no invigilation when students are writing internal examinations.
Mrs. Betty Djokoto, Headmistress of Wesley Girls High School has said that she got the idea from a model at Ashesi University and is convinced that her girls will champion this cause and make it work.
When peer pressure is positive, it is more potent than the adult always giving instruction,” added Mrs. Djokoto. “It’s going to influence and impart the others. It is a bold thing; they won’t disturb during silent hours, they will be honest and they will do independent work when they are supposed to. It is not about intelligence nor is it about wonderful academic performance, it’s about conduct. And as they live according to such lofty ideals of honesty, determination, hard work, sense of responsibility and punctuality, it will show. It’s about character.