DAVAO CITY- Davao del Norte 2nd District Congressman Alan “Aldu” Dujali was recently designated as member of the Board of Trustees of the Davao del Norte State College.
Congressman Mark Go, chairperson of the Committee on Higher and Technical Education of the House of Representatives, designated Cong. Dujali to be his representative to DNSC Board of Trustees effective last September 10.
The designation was just right and appropriate as DNSC which is located in New Visayas, Panabo City is part of Dujali’s jurisdiction even as the college was established in 1969 by his uncle Panabo Mayor Gregorio Dujali, who subsequently became the longest-serving governor of Davao del Norte.
Mayor Dujali’s vision was to educate local fishermen to solve diverse problems of fishing and to lead to have sustainable livelihood and environment in the municipal waters. And so the mayor lobbied to Congressman Lorenzo Sarmiento and Senator Alejandro Almendras and the two initiated legislation that led to the creation of the Davao del Norte School of Fisheries (DANSOF) on April 29, 1969.
The school was converted to the Davao del Norte State College (DNSC) in 1995.
Through the years DNSC has developed as learning institution, getting awards and expanding its functions and academic programs and courses. It provides instruction and progressive leadership in education, engineering, arts, sciences, fisheries, and other fields.
Cong. Dujali has expressed optimism that under the Duterte administration he could work out for more progress and development of DNSC towards making it as a state university from a state college.