Classroom debut for visa reprieve teacher

PUBLISHED: 11:26 19 October 2006 | UPDATED: 13:33 04 May 2010

Miss Choto joined Mr Paice (left) college principal, John Shield, and year seven pupils,  Dean and Daniel, to celebrate her new job.
Photo: HELEN DRAKE

Miss Choto joined Mr Paice (left) college principal, John Shield, and year seven pupils, Dean and Daniel, to celebrate her new job. Photo: HELEN DRAKE

WITCHFORD Village College s new food and technology teacher Tamubudzai Choto took her first lesson on Thursday after the Ely Standard panned the Government for trying to block her visa. Miss Choto s job was put in jeopardy when the Department for Educati

How the Ely Standard reported the story last week.

WITCHFORD Village College's new food and technology teacher Tamubudzai Choto took her first lesson on Thursday after the Ely Standard panned the Government for trying to block her visa.

Miss Choto's job was put in jeopardy when the Department for Education and Science changed the rules leaving her unable to achieve Qualified Teacher Status in time to secure her work permit. She faced the prospect of returning home to Zimbabwe. But we stepped in and, with the help of South East Cambridgeshire MP, Jim Paice, overturned the Government's decision and got her permit extended by a year.

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