Roles of Community Education in the Management and Sustainability of Universal Basic Education in Nigeria

Oyebamiji, M.A., Animasahun, M. Olaitan


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 gain 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.

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World Journal of Education
ISSN 1925-0746(Print)  ISSN 1925-0754(Online)

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