In a community where everybody was caught up in the vicious web of poverty, ignorance and disease, a woman of foresight decided to extricate her family from the claws of that endless cycle of doom. She fought against all odds to educate her children and somehow she succeeded. All her children made it above the community average and some made it to the top. What some people take for granted to others it is a matter of life and death. Follow the trials and tribulations of people to acquire basic education. The story of Okonta chronicled the precarious village and secondary school life in those days in the Eastern Nigeria.