Education is seen as the bedrock of a nation's development and for any sustainable programme to take place, human factor, especially the community where the programme is taking place has to be considered. The inputs of the school are from the community and the products of the school service or engineer the community. It is in this context that, this paper assesses the significant roles played by community education in the management and sustainability of UBE programme in Nigeria. Concept of community education and Universal Basic Education are extensively examined. The paper reveals that, through knowledge, exposure and experience, what the community gains from education would enable them to see the reasons why they need to manage and sustain the UBE scheme. The study therefore, recommended that, government and other educational stakeholders should support, fund and embrace community education in the spirit of self-reliance and self-determination with a view to making the laudable objectives realized and sustained.