Friday, September 28, 2012


Dorben Polytechnic (formerly the Abuja School of Accountancy and Computer Studies-ASACS) is based in Garam, Bwari, Abuja, Nigeria, with a campus just to the north in Suleja, Niger State. Privately owned, the polytechnic provides training leading to the National and Higher National Diploma programs for students who intend to work as accountants, computer specialists, administrators, and managers. It was incorporated in 1995 and was approved and accredited as a school by the National Board for Technical Education and the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Education in 1999. Starting with just 250 students, as of 2010 Dorben had more than three thousand five hundred students and over forty-five faculty members.

Before being accredited as a polytechnic in 2007, the school had to acquire 50 hectares of land, have a minimum of one hundred million naira bank guarantee and mount core engineering programs. In September 2008 the National Association of Nigerian Students bestowed an award of Excellence on the chairman of the management board of the Dorben Polytechnic, Dr. A.B. Ekwere. Speaking in October 2009, Ekwere said that four lecturers who had been sacked for examination malpractices were seeking the help of local chiefs to beg for their reinstatement. He was not sympathetic, and said that the institution made every effort to prevent cheating on exams.

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