Berkeley Welcomes Ghanaian Headmistress
Mrs. Betty Djokoto, headmistress of Wesley Girls High School in Cape Coast, Ghana, visited Berkeley Preparatory School, September 9 – 11. The purpose of her visit was to establish a Berkeley-Wesley exchange program for Upper Division faculty and students. A boarding school, Wesley is Ghana’s premier academy, founded in 1837 by Methodist missionaries. Mrs. Djokoto, a graduate of the school, has served as Wesley’s headmistress for 10 years. Under her leadership, Wesley was the recipient of West Africa’s best-secondary-school award.
During her visit to Berkeley, Mrs. Djokoto met with several members of the administration, faculty and staff to learn about the school. She also spoke with Upper Division students in the Contemporary Global Issues classes about her career and culture.
Five Berkeley students and two faculty chaperones visited Wesley during their summer 2013 service learning trip to Ghana. While there, they toured the school, interacted with students and met with Headmistress Djokoto. Some of those students enjoyed catching up with Mrs. Djokoto over lunch during her time at Berkeley.