About Us

The MSME Academy is a joint initiative of the Federal Government, through the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) and Sapphital Learning Ltd to educate, empower and elevate millions of MSMEs in Nigeria and across Africa.

Enjoy free and paid courses on this platform, learn new skills, earn certificates of completion, start and grow your business and join a community of MSMEs, transforming the continent.

Our Goals

Empower Millions of MSMEs to Grow

By sharing skills, knowledge, and wisdom from experienced entrepreneurs to upcoming businesses.

Build an Online Community

Build and groom the largest community of MSME owners who come together to exchange knowledge, ideas, information and the wisdom needed to develop the sector.

Create Jobs and Income

When businesses grow, they employ more people and the economy grows. We want more MSMEs to not just survive, but thrive and accelerate the growth of Africa. Also, this platform will create jobs for thousands along the Digital Learning Value Chain which is measurable.

Teach and Earn

If you have some knowledge and wisdom to share, a business owner out there is waiting to learn. Become an instructor today.

Support Government Interventions

An economy thrives on successful MSMEs. From taxes, to pension, insurance and more, the Government revenue base will increase and interventions can be better managed.

Featured Courses


Our Courses

The Art Of Soap Making

Managing your Irate Customers

Get your business featured

Once you start learning, you stand a chance to have you and your business featured for the world to see. Gain access to quick information, funding, discounts, mentorship and much more. Available to premium members only.

Teach and Earn

We believe that you have knowledge and wisdom to share, an entrepreneur or a fellow MSME out there needs that knowledge to elevate his/her business. The best part is that, you can earn income from your contents.

What other learners are saying



Jenny Ikemefuna, DlotKids.

Starting a business is way beyond the idea and the passion, Having the right education and guide as well as the right resources is vital. the SME Digital Academy is playing that critical role in support of entrepreneurs going into the future.

Jenny Ikemefuna, DlotKids.

"Course materials were excellent and the approach was excellent. The instructors did a good job of communicating and making it a more interactive experience. I definitely learned a lot."

Maryam Bukar Hassan C.E.O VarieTea

I love the look of the platform. I particularly liked that I could double tap on the screen and forward or rewind if I missed a part. I loved how the instructor took the time to explain the processes of how to take nice pictures for my page.

Aisha Yabani - Owner of Aiyani Desserts, Yobe State.

It was actually very interesting to watch. I like the way he (the instructor) took all the steps slowly and made it easy to understand. I actually learnt lot from the videos. I learnt useful tips that I can use for my business page too.

Nana Aisha Muhammed, Owner of Carpe Diem Zaria, Kaduna State.

The course was very interesting and the flow was good. The facilitator was mentioning things that I can really relate with in this part of the world. I have definitely taken pointers that I will using in my business.

Hasheem Ambursa WGSL - Kebbi State

"I received my certificate of completion, and I feel so proud that I took the Service Excellence Masterclass. This platform is great. The course challenged my thinking and made me see the other side of Service Delivery. I strongly recommend for everyone.

Ruth Olasupo, Founder / CEO Bloomkids, Lagos

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