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Learn Africa Plc is a 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.  The company has equally distinguished itself in the marketing of reference, professional and general reading materials.  Today, Learn Africa Plc is Nigeria’s largest educational publisher with the widest range of books/educational resources and a very expansive distribution network. 

To enhance the quality education in Nigeria and beyond, the company offers teacher training/development programmes, digital content provisioning and educational consultancy services.


To be the leading publishing brand delivering optimum value to its stakeholders.


To deliver excellent services in a socially responsible manner.


The LearnAfrica 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

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