Standard Digital Reporter
NAIROBI, KENYA: Longhorn Publishers is a leading publisher of quality educational and creative books in the East African region. Longhorn offers a long list of publications ranging from pre-primary to tertiary level. It has a presence in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Malawi.
Longhorn Kenya Ltd got listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange by introduction in May 2012, making it the first publishing house in the region to achieve this feat.
The company achieved ISO 9001:2008 Certification, making it the first non-parastatal company in the region to be certified.
To attain certification, Longhorn had to successfully implement a Quality Management System that was audited by SGS Kenya, proving their bid to embrace best practices for business efficiency and customer satisfaction. The ISO 9001:2008 certification status is only awarded to companies that achieve customer satisfaction through consistent quality products and services.
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Longhorn has well researched comprehensive primary school course books which are on the Ministry of Education’s list of approved textbooks for Kenya. They include: Kiswahili Mufti, Understanding Mathematics, God and Us-C.R.E, Essential English Workbooks,Longhorn Reading Scheme, Msingi wa Kiswahili, Comprehensive Social Studies, Keynote Primary English and Understanding Science.
Lately, Longhorn have acquired and revamped the popular Improve Your Series by Malkiat Singh.
In addition, Longhorn has secondary school books that are learnerfocused, user-friendly and invaluable resource for learning and examination preparation. Longhorn has many books that have been approved by the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development. They include: Chemchemi za Kiswahili, Advancing in English, Advancing in Mathematics, Longhorn Secondary Chemistry, Longhorn Secondary
Biology, Milestones in History and Government, Comprehensive Secondary Geography, Longhorn Secondary Physics, Dynamics of Business Studies, C.R.E - Living the Promise and Computer Studies.
Longhorn has comprehensive creative works list which includes the popular Masterpiece Series. Longhorn has renowned creative authors who include award- winning Henry Ole Kulet, Kinyanjui Kombani, Meja Mwangi,Yusuf Dawood, David Mulwa, , Mwangi Gicheru, Prof. Said Ahmed (the leading Kiswahili authors), Prof. Chacha Nyaigotti – Chacha, Al–Amin Mazrui, Z. Burhani. The late Professor Francis Imbuga and The late Wahome Mutahi Longhorn recognises the importance of Kiswahili as a national language, it has consequently developed and published the Kamusi ya Karne ya 21 which is approved in the East African Region.
Longhorn has published several novels, plays, short stories and anthologies of poems to satisfy the rising demand for literature. Longhorn has produced unique products like Comprehensive Social Studies Atlas, Quick Reading series, Smart Plus and A+ Revision among others.
Currently, Longhorn exports books to Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Rwanda and South Africa.
Having come this far, Longhorn is positioned to further diversify its products and markets by exploring new publishing opportunities to become the leading publisher in Africa.