Learn Africa Plc is the foremost and still the best book publishing company in Nigeria.

Learn Africa Plc is a leading learning resource business with a history spanning over 50 years. The company was established in 1961 as Longman Nigeria – a book publishing firm wholly owned by Longman Group UK Limited, now Pearson Education. On July 23, 1996, the shares of Longman Nigeria Plc were listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. In 2008, the company became a subsidiary of Pearson Plc following the latter’s increase in its shareholding from 29 to 51 percent. In 2011, however, Pearson and Longman Nigeria mutually agreed to become separate corporate entities in Nigeria. The main business of Learn Africa Plc is the publication and marketing of textbooks for the entire gamut of the educational system – nursery, primary, secondary and tertiary. Today, the company has the widest range of books/educational resources and a very expansive distribution network in Nigeria.

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Vision

To be the leading learning resource company, admired for its products, people, partnerships and performance.

Mission

To employ our resources in a socially responsible manner to provide consistently superior value to our stake holders.

Values

The Learn Africa values are encapsulated in the acronym - PRIDE - which represents five pairs of principles that guide us wherever we may be, whatever we may be doing. The principles are:

  • Professionalism & Performance
  • Reliability & Respect
  • Integrity & Innovativeness
  • Devotion & Decency
  • Excellence & Equity

Our Directors

Chief Emeke Iwerebon

Chairman

Alhaji Hassan Bala

MD/CE

Alhaji Awwalu Makarfi

Director

Mr. Fred Ijewere

Director

Mrs. Yetunde Aina

Director

Hajia Binta Bakari

Director

Mr. Gbolagunte Aiyedun

Publishing Director

Mrs. Cordelia Ojeile

Financial Director