HISTORY OF ASCON
The Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) was established on the 2nd June, 1972. It was gazetted in October, 1973 through Decree No39 of 1973 by the Federal Military Government, now ASCON Act, Cap.6, Vol.1, LFN 1990.
The Decree that established ASCON mandates the College to, among others provide qualitative management training services for the development of senior executives for public and private sectors of the Nigerian economy, conduct research into problems of management and administration arising in different spheres of national life, provide consultancy services, establish and maintain a library, develop and sustain appropriate environment and relevant facilities for the afore mentioned objectives.
To be a world class Management Development Institute (MDI) involved with cutting edge performance and state – of the – art – technology for rapid and sustainable national development.
To consistently provide excellent management training, consultancy, research and allied services for performance improvement in all sectors of the economy.
The Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) was established by Federal Government, through Decree No.39 of 1973, now ASCON Act, Cap 6, Vol. 1, LFN 1990 with the following objectives:
(i) To provide higher Management training for the development of senior executives for public and private sectors of the Nigerian economy;
(ii) To provide and arrange for a comparative study and investigation of the principles and techniques of Management and Administration, and for exchange of ideas and experience and for promotion of better understanding between persons connected with Management and Administration arising in different spheres of National life;
(iii) To award grants, scholarships or travel fellowship to research in public administration and allied subjects;
(iv) To conduct research into problems of Management and Administration arising in different sphere of National life;
(v) To established and maintain a library;
(vi) To undertake and provide for the publication of journals and of research papers and books in furtherance of the aforesaid objectives
(vii)To undertake, organize and facilitate study courses, conferences lectures, seminars and the like and to promote the aforesaid objectives
- Provision of attractive conditions of service that guarantees career development with the recognition of personnel as the most valuable asset.
- Retention and maintenance of professional staff committed to team spirit and entrepreneurship.
- Cultivation of life long relationship between the College and is staff and the participants.