TABUK CITY, Kalinga – A more resilient, conducive, and inclusive quality of education is what awaits the learners and teachers of Dupag National High School as it commences its operation with its inauguration on Saturday, March 26.
Formerly known as Naneng National High School-Mosimos Annex, the Dupag National High School was converted into an independent national high school by virtue of Republic Act No. 11621, signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on December 10, 2021.
The collective effort of then Dupag barangay officials and community elders (Creation of Brgy. Resolution No. 2, 2011), the Lone District of Kalinga Representative (Proposing of House Bill No. 7992), the DepEd Tabuk City Division, teachers, and townfolks made the autonomy of this national high school possible.
Quality education in remote areas is often perceived as deficient in core competencies as it faces challenges in establishing enough classrooms, training, facilities, and competent educators, but Dupag National High School strove hard to break the barriers and achieve its nationalization, backed by its funding aligned with the General Appropriations Act.
In its full swing as an independent national high school, the access to an upgraded secondary level curriculum, continuous improvement of learning facilities, and rightful payment of teachers’ wages will aid in the molding and development of students’ knowledge, values, and skills in preparation for their tertiary education. By Ruth Cupang