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The KINOGUITAN NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL (KNAS) of Kinoguitan Misamis Oriental was established by virtue of Republic Act No. 5548. It was approved on June 21, 1969 and started its operation and services in the school year 1975-1976 in the poblacion of Kinoguitan Misamis Oriental. Under the provisions of the General Appropriations Act (GAA) of 1997 KNAS was transferred to TESDA from the Department of Education Culture and Sports (DECS) now Department of Education (DepEd).


The school envisions to be a model training institution in the First District of Misamis Oriental where people can acquire modern technology in areas relative to Agri/Fishery, Tourism, Construction and Metals & Engineering sectors. With this vision, the school administration has to re-structure its programs, upgrade its facilities, tools and equipment and formulate new programs that meet the demands of the industry. With these programs, KNAS would produce graduates qualified for local and global employment.


To cope with the aforementioned, the school  addresses the following thrusts and concerns


1.    Enrichment of curricular instruction

2.    Strengthening of the agri-business projects

3.    Physical facilities development

4.    Expansion of Income Generating Projects (IGP)

5.    Faculty and staff development

6.    Enhancement of the Dualized Training Program (DTP) and industry linkaging


For the school’s Distinctive Area of Competence (DAC) which is Agricultural Crop Production, initial venture is on the production of different crops maximizing the limited area of land in the main school campus along the national highway. If the school will be able to utilize its old school site which is 219 hectares of land located 23 kms. going to the hinterlands, other agricultural pursuits in line with the needs of community will also be explored. However, since the area as of this time is still facing Peace and Order problem, the 219 hectares which is 80% forestall area,  is still utilized as a Watershed reserved of the municipality of Kinoguitan.


The crafting of the KNAS Five-Year Institutional Development Plan, covering the period 2012-2016, is anchored on the institutional mandate and accountability to operate as a TESDA Technology Institution that is sensitively responsive to the emerging needs of manpower in the agriculture and tourism industry of the country and the world.

As a venue of education and training, it is determined to pursue standards of excellence in TVET and face the fundamental challenge of providing relevant, effective and efficient, accessible and high quality trainings not only in agriculture and tourism sectors but also in Health, Social and other Community Development Services, Metals and Engineering and Construction sectors in the first district of the  province and of the whole region.


Guided by its philosophy, vision and mission, KNAS aims to build an institution’s strength, reputation and sustainability through the provision of quality and standard strategies in four premises to wit: Program delivery, Human resource, Sustainability and Organization culture


Through quality program delivery, achieving knowledge, skills and attitude is an assurance thus, providing the trainees an opportunity to make him competitive in the global market. Offering programs which are duly registered under UTPRAS and by working hand in hand with committed and dedicated stakeholders / industry partners which will also direct the trainees through a conceptualized road map to a correct career path.

Adequately provided with the necessary technical, logistical, and budgetary compliments mainly from the TESDA Regional and Central Offices, the Kinoguitan National Agricultural School shall seek to address, through this Five-Year Development Plan, the following key development imperatives to realize the aforementioned premises


1.      Strengthen agri-business projects and expand income generating projects
2.      Improve and upgrade physical facilities, tools and equipment
3.      Enrich curricular instruction

4.      Reduce, if not eliminate, the wide gap between the training outcomes and the manpower           demands;

5.      Establish a pool of technically competent manpower for local and international labor
6.      Institutionalize a sound and effective career path development program for the continuing          advancement of technology trainers through institutional, local, and perhaps international             scholarship and training grants market through faculty and staff development
7.      Enhance a deeply rooted sense of work ethics, accountability, and integrity among the                 KNAS personnel, students, and the various clientele groups
8.      Rationalize a broad-based & competency-based training delivery system to reach out to             local communities
         in collaboration with the LGUs and TVET stakeholders in the service area.