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Erdoğan ŞENSOY

Mr. Erdoğan Şensoy was born on 8 August 1948 in Tatlıca Village of Paphos. His family moved to Nicosia when he was two years old. Mr. Şensoy completed his elementary studies at Atatürk Elementary School in Nicosia and passed the entrance exams of British School in Greek Sector of Nicosia, and continued his secondary studies at this school. He continued to this school until 1963, and after the rise of bi-communal clashes between Turkish and Greek Cypriots, he continued to Köşklüçiftlik British School that was established with great difficulties in Turkish Sector of Nicosia. He became one of the very first students of this school.

He graduated from this school in 1966. He carried out his military service as a mujahid until 1968. He was awarded with Kennedy Scholarship in 1968 and started his higher education studies at the Department of Physics of the Middle East Technical University in Ankara.

He graduated from the Department of Theoretical and Applied Physics, and Departement of Education in 1973. Upon completion his university studies, he returned to Cyprus and started teaching physics at the Turkish Maarif(Education) College of which he had been a graduate. Later, in 1980, Mr. Şensoy was assigned to the position of deputy principal of that school. He carried out his postgraduate studies at the King’s College in the United Kingdom, where he obtained an M.Ed. in educational sciences, and following this, he attended to a course on Educational Administration at the American University of Beirut. Upon his return to Cyprus, he was promoted to position of Principal of the Turkish Maarif College.

Mr. Şensoy has been awarded with first prizes for many years in competitions arranged by Turkey Scientific and Technical Research Foundation (TÜBİTAK). He officiated as the TRNC Coordinator of the General Certificate of Education Exams (G.C.E.) of University of London.

In March 1993, he retired from Turkish Maarif College, where he first was a student, then a teacher, a vice principal and finally, the Principal. After this, he led to establishment of the first private college of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, the Near East College, of which medium of education is conducted in English.

Mr. Şensoy is currently continuing his career as the Coordinator of Education of the Near East University which forms a very huge family with its students, administrative staff, teaching staff, families of staff and students, and graduates.

He is married with two children.

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