Dorben Polytechnic, Abuja is a private tertiary institution accredited by the Federal Ministry of Education (FME) and the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) in Nigeria, West Africa.

Dorben Polytechnic was established to provide high-quality academic studies for individuals who intend to develop careers as professionals and technical experts with self-reliance. It is with this in mind that the polytechnic has strived over the years to position itself as a center of academic excellence.

On the strength of the above, many important personalities from other parts of the globe have had cause to visit the polytechnic for the purpose of interaction in areas of technical cooperation.


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 3500 students and over 45 faculty members.  Before being accredited as a polytechnic in 2007, the school had to acquire 50 hectares of land and 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.


The institution has the following programmes

School of Business Studies

  • Business Administration and Management
  • Accountancy
  • Office Technology and Management
  • Public Administration
  • Mass Communication

School of Natural and Applied Sciences

  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Science Laboratory Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Hospitality Management

School of Engineering and Environmental Studies

  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Engineering Technology
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Estate Management

Our Philosophy

As an institution, it is our duty to help our students achieve their visions, build and exhibit good moral values, and eventually become great leaders for the future.

Our Principle

We educate and prepare men and women for leadership in industry, government, and educational institutions and to influence the future directions

Key Of Success

Equipping our National and Higher National Diploma undergraduates with professional skills will make them competent and suitable for future challenges after graduating.