COURSES OVERVIEW
ASCON Courses
ASCON training programmes are designed to identify and examine contemporary management challenges. Participants are led through a systematic approach to enquiry and practical simulations to examine problems that arise within the public and private sectors of the economy and identify approaches to resolving these challenges. ASCON Courses reflected in this Brochure are:
Long duration
Regular and short
Duration programmes
Duration of Courses

The regular scheduled courses last two weeks while the long duration programmes last two to nine months. While short duration programmes last three days to one week; Tailor-made – (customerised) programmes are offered on client demand and needs.

Letters of Acceptance of Nomination

Letters of acceptance of nominations together with joining instructions are usually sent through sponsoring organisations to officers accepted for ASCON courses.

Course Fees

Course fees for the long duration and regular courses are contained in the tables at the end of this brochure: These rates are subject to review without prior notice. Fees for short duration are reflected as part of course information for each course.

Medical examination Report

A medical report is to be submitted on each prospective participants on the prescribed form usually forwarded along with the admission letter.

Payment of Fees

All fees and charges are to be paid to the college before the commencement of the course or on arrival in the College. No participants will be allowed to register for a course or be given accommodation without evidence of full payment of the stipulated charges.

Accommodation

Provision of accommodation within the College complex is subject to availability and on the basis of first come first served. Alternative accommodation arrangements outside the College complex can be made for clients on request. Sponsors are advised to make their request for accommodation known to the College not later than two weeks to the commencement of programme of interest.

Faculty Staff

ASCON faculty staff comprise experienced public officers and consultants. They are supported by guest lecturers from the private sectors, universities and other reputable management training institutions in the country.

Teaching Methods

ASCON courses are highly participative. Discussions are encouraged during sessions which account for about 50% of the course time. The rest of the time is devoted to individual and group exercises, case studies, decision-making exercises and the practice of management skills.

Certificates

For all its regular courses, the College issues certificates of attendance. The Post-Graduate Diploma in Public Administration (PGDPA), the Post-Graduate Diploma in Computer Science (PGDCS) the Certificate in Electronic Data Processing (CEDAP) and the Advanced Certificate in Public Administration and Management (ACPAM) are the only exceptions where participants are awarded certificates on the basis of their performance in examinations. The following classes of certificates are issued:

PGDPA/PGDCS/ACPAM
G.P.A CLASS
4.50 and above Distinction
4.00 - 4.49 Upper Credit
3.50 - 3.99 Lower Credit
2.40 - 3.49 Pass
Methods of Application

ASCON courses are open to officers in the Federal and State Civil Services, Parastatals, Local Governments, the Armed Forces, the Police and Private Sector Organisations. Such officers must be sponsored by their employers. Interested candidates should apply to their organisations for nomination and sponsorship. All applications for admission should get to the College, at least, two weeks before the commencement of each course for processing.

Organisations can visit our website: www.portal.ascon.org for current Brochure of Courses and online registration.