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Reasons Not To Go To North Cyprus To Study And Work. by Kastamonu: 5:37pm On Sep 14, 2014
Yes, it is true that it is never rosy no matter where you go in Europe or America but the case of North Cyprus is much more difficult and pathetic. Here are reasons why it would be wiser to go to somewhere way better, than going to North Cyprus to work and study. I just completed my studies in North Cyprus, after spending four years of undergraduate studies, I know exactly what I am talking about here.

1. North Cyprus is not a country; it is not recognized as a country by the rest of the world; not by the United Nations or the European Union. Rather, it is a Turkish occupied territory. This is evident by the two flags used in the country; the Turkish flag and the North Cyprus flag. Both flags always stand side by side. North Cyprus relies on Turkey for everything even for soldiers to protect them.

2. The language spoken in North Cyprus is not English but Turkish. So students from Nigeria find it very difficult to adapt and settle down.

3. There are no good jobs. One of the ways through which travel agents deceive young Nigerians to go to North Cyprus, is to lie to them that there are very good jobs waiting for them in North Cyprus, but in truth there are no good jobs for students, not even in the universities (where they would be studying). The Universities offer students jobs in the library and information center with a pay that is less than N20,000 per month. Aside this, the jobs outside the universities are quite pitiful; because they are menial and very difficult jobs like construction, furniture making, bricklaying, painting and for ladies only cleaning jobs. These obviously are not jobs for students who hope to earn some money while studying. Like other students in North Cyprus, I had no other option but to do these jobs and trust me when I say, it was not easy to do them and at the same time go to school. Most times your academic suffer; you come from work, weak as a 'fried plantain' and you can not even open a page of your text book to study because you fall asleep almost immediately. By the way, these jobs are very difficult to find and the language barrier does not help.

4. You can never get a job with your certificate or diploma even after completion of your studies. In my four years here in North Cyprus, I have never seen a black man working in a good or reputable company. They never give foreigners or blacks jobs with their certificates.

4. Even you are able to get a job (a menial job), you get paid peanuts. The money would never be able to pay your school fees. Maybe it could be able to take care of your house rent and other bills but in the end you would be left with next to nothing to save.

5. You are openly cheated or exploited. After getting a job, you get paid in Turkish Lira (the official currency used in North Cyprus). But the irony is that you pay your house rent in pounds or euro. Even your school fees is paid in pounds, euro or dollars and not in the local currency which is much lower than the foreign currencies; thus you are losing money faster than water been poured in a basket. Hence you hardly save any money at the end of the month.

6. There is a high level of racism. This is not only obvious from how you are stared at when you walk on the streets or how you are treated when you go looking for jobs but actually what happens when you start working. Like I said earlier, the only available jobs are very difficult and there is an unwritten law that foreigners never get paid the same amount as citizens (turkish or cypriot), no matter how long you have been living in the country. Thus you and a citizen could be doing the same job but you get paid less than him. On the average, you get paid 50 turkish lira ($22/3,500 naira) per day while a citizen gets paid 100 tl ($45/N7,500) which is double what you earn. Sometimes you may be forced, by the owner or management of the company you work for, to do extra hours but the citizens never do extra hours.

7. Lastly another clear example of racism here in North Cyprus is the fact that a student of Cyprus International University, Gabriel Soriwei, was knocked down by a by a drunken female driver (a citizen). He fell into a coma; his dad came from Nigeria to see him while he was in the hospital. He recovered and was able to speak. But two weeks after his dad left for Nigeria, Gabriel died from a heart attack which was a direct result of the injuries he suffered from the accident. However, it took the efforts a relative of the Soriwei family, who stormed into a conference organized by agents from Cyprus International University who came to Nigeria to get students, before an a condolence message was sent to the family of Gabriel by the authorities of Cyprus International University. More disturbing and annoying, is the fact that the Soriwei family, till date, do not know the lady who knocked and killed their son; they don't even know what she looks like because the North Cyprus government and police refused to reveal the identity of the lady even after several messages from the boy's family that they just want to see her; that they have no intention of pressing charges. How sad...

*Note: If you have hopes of coming to North Cyprus to find a white girl or woman that would open doors of opportunity for you, you are mistaken and you better have a rethink. The turkish or cypriot ladies have no interest in black, more even they are racists, sometimes they even run away from you when you try to talk to them. Also the language barrier does not even encourage you to go out to search for a white girl who could possibly become your girlfriend or wife.


Lastly, if you are still in Nigeria and you intend to go abroad to study and possible work to get a better life for yourself, remove Cyprus from your list of possible countries to go. You would be better served going to a 'European' country like Germany, Spain or Italy where you could find better jobs and get better pay. If you are thinking of going to South Cyprus, also have a rethink because things are even worse there.

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Re: Reasons Not To Go To North Cyprus To Study And Work. by zizazizu: 5:54pm On Sep 14, 2014
I no go again. Sokoto, here I come!

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Re: Reasons Not To Go To North Cyprus To Study And Work. by striker9(m): 8:08pm On Sep 14, 2014
Hmmm na wa o

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Re: Reasons Not To Go To North Cyprus To Study And Work. by abadebaba: 8:27pm On Sep 14, 2014
God will change black Africa.
God will change our govt.'cos d insult is just toooo!!! much.

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Re: Reasons Not To Go To North Cyprus To Study And Work. by An0nimus: 9:44am On Sep 15, 2014
Quite revealing. Dunno if it can make FP. At least its an opinion.

cc: justwise

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Re: Reasons Not To Go To North Cyprus To Study And Work. by lastbono: 10:22am On Sep 15, 2014
Nice write up, bt I know it's nt all Nigerians going thr will be killed or badly treated. Also, is the certificate gotten frm d sch well recognized by oda countries? If yes, dat means it's a gud place to go for sombdy who jst want to build career and nt hustling actually during studies.

Kastamonu: Yes, it is true that it is never rosy no matter where you go in Europe or America but the case of North Cyprus is much more difficult and pathetic. Here are reasons why it would be wiser to go to somewhere way better, than going to North Cyprus to work and study. I just completed my studies in North Cyprus, after spending four years of undergraduate studies, I know exactly what I am talking about here.

1. North Cyprus is not a country; it is not recognized as a country by the rest of the world; not by the United Nations or the European Union. Rather, it is a Turkish occupied territory. This is evident by the two flags used in the country; the Turkish flag and the North Cyprus flag. Both flags always stand side by side. North Cyprus relies on Turkey for everything even for soldiers to protect them.

2. The language spoken in North Cyprus is not English but Turkish. So students from Nigeria find it very difficult to adapt and settle down.

3. There are no good jobs. One of the ways through which travel agents deceive young Nigerians to go to North Cyprus, is to lie to them that there are very good jobs waiting for them in North Cyprus, but in truth there are no good jobs for students, not even in the universities (where they would be studying). The Universities offer students jobs in the library and information center with a pay that is less than N20,000 per month. Aside this, the jobs outside the universities are quite pitiful; because they are menial and very difficult jobs like construction, furniture making, bricklaying, painting and for ladies only cleaning jobs. These obviously are not jobs for students who hope to earn some money while studying. Like other students in North Cyprus, I had no other option but to do these jobs and trust me when I say, it was not easy to do them and at the same time go to school. Most times your academic suffer; you come from work, weak as a 'fried plantain' and you can not even open a page of your text book to study because you fall asleep almost immediately. By the way, these jobs are very difficult to find and the language barrier does not help.

4. You can never get a job with your certificate or diploma even after completion of your studies. In my four years here in North Cyprus, I have never seen a black man working in a good or reputable company. They never give foreigners or blacks jobs with their certificates.

4. Even you are able to get a job (a menial job), you get paid peanuts. The money would never be able to pay your school fees. Maybe it could be able to take care of your house rent and other bills but in the end you would be left with next to nothing to save.

5. You are openly cheated or exploited. After getting a job, you get paid in Turkish Lira (the official currency used in North Cyprus). But the irony is that you pay your house rent in pounds or euro. Even your school fees is paid in pounds, euro or dollars and not in the local currency which is much lower than the foreign currencies; thus you are losing money faster than water been poured in a basket. Hence you hardly save any money at the end of the month.

6. There is a high level of racism. This is not only obvious from how you are stared at when you walk on the streets or how you are treated when you go looking for jobs but actually what happens when you start working. Like I said earlier, the only available jobs are very difficult and there is an unwritten law that foreigners never get paid the same amount as citizens (turkish or cypriot), no matter how long you have been living in the country. Thus you and a citizen could be doing the same job but you get paid less than him. On the average, you get paid 50 turkish lira ($22/3,500 naira) per day while a citizen gets paid 100 tl ($45/N7,500) which is double what you earn. Sometimes you may be forced, by the owner or management of the company you work for, to do extra hours but the citizens never do extra hours.

7. Lastly another clear example of racism here in North Cyprus is the fact that a student of Cyprus International University, Gabriel Soriwei, was knocked down by a by a drunken female driver (a citizen). He fell into a coma; his dad came from Nigeria to see him while he was in the hospital. He recovered and was able to speak. But two weeks after his dad left for Nigeria, Gabriel died from a heart attack which was a direct result of the injuries he suffered from the accident. However, it took the efforts a relative of the Soriwei family, who stormed into a conference organized by agents from Cyprus International University who came to Nigeria to get students, before an a condolence message was sent to the family of Gabriel by the authorities of Cyprus International University. More disturbing and annoying, is the fact that the Soriwei family, till date, do not know the lady who knocked and killed their son; they don't even know what she looks like because the North Cyprus government and police refused to reveal the identity of the lady even after several messages from the boy's family that they just want to see her; that they have no intention of pressing charges. How sad...

*Note: If you have hopes of coming to North Cyprus to find a white girl or woman that would open doors of opportunity for you, you are mistaken and you better have a rethink. The turkish or cypriot ladies have no interest in black, more even they are racists, sometimes they even run away from you when you try to talk to them. Also the language barrier does not even encourage you to go out to search for a white girl who could possibly become your girlfriend or wife.


Lastly, if you are still in Nigeria and you intend to go abroad to study and possible work to get a better life for yourself, remove Cyprus from your list of possible countries to go. You would be better served going to a 'European' country like Germany, Spain or Italy where you could find better jobs and get better pay. If you are thinking of going to South Cyprus, also have a rethink because things are even worse there.

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Re: Reasons Not To Go To North Cyprus To Study And Work. by moneybag100: 10:57am On Sep 15, 2014
Kastamonu: Yes, it is true that it is never rosy no matter where you go in Europe or America but the case of North Cyprus is much more difficult and pathetic. Here are reasons why it would be wiser to go to somewhere way better, than going to North Cyprus to work and study. I just completed my studies in North Cyprus, after spending four years of undergraduate studies, I know exactly what I am talking about here.

1. North Cyprus is not a country; it is not recognized as a country by the rest of the world; not by the United Nations or the European Union. Rather, it is a Turkish occupied territory. This is evident by the two flags used in the country; the Turkish flag and the North Cyprus flag. Both flags always stand side by side. North Cyprus relies on Turkey for everything even for soldiers to protect them.

2. The language spoken in North Cyprus is not English but Turkish. So students from Nigeria find it very difficult to adapt and settle down.

3. There are no good jobs. One of the ways through which travel agents deceive young Nigerians to go to North Cyprus, is to lie to them that there are very good jobs waiting for them in North Cyprus, but in truth there are no good jobs for students, not even in the universities (where they would be studying). The Universities offer students jobs in the library and information center with a pay that is less than N20,000 per month. Aside this, the jobs outside the universities are quite pitiful; because they are menial and very difficult jobs like construction, furniture making, bricklaying, painting and for ladies only cleaning jobs. These obviously are not jobs for students who hope to earn some money while studying. Like other students in North Cyprus, I had no other option but to do these jobs and trust me when I say, it was not easy to do them and at the same time go to school. Most times your academic suffer; you come from work, weak as a 'fried plantain' and you can not even open a page of your text book to study because you fall asleep almost immediately. By the way, these jobs are very difficult to find and the language barrier does not help.

4. You can never get a job with your certificate or diploma even after completion of your studies. In my four years here in North Cyprus, I have never seen a black man working in a good or reputable company. They never give foreigners or blacks jobs with their certificates.

4. Even you are able to get a job (a menial job), you get paid peanuts. The money would never be able to pay your school fees. Maybe it could be able to take care of your house rent and other bills but in the end you would be left with next to nothing to save.

5. You are openly cheated or exploited. After getting a job, you get paid in Turkish Lira (the official currency used in North Cyprus). But the irony is that you pay your house rent in pounds or euro. Even your school fees is paid in pounds, euro or dollars and not in the local currency which is much lower than the foreign currencies; thus you are losing money faster than water been poured in a basket. Hence you hardly save any money at the end of the month.

6. There is a high level of racism. This is not only obvious from how you are stared at when you walk on the streets or how you are treated when you go looking for jobs but actually what happens when you start working. Like I said earlier, the only available jobs are very difficult and there is an unwritten law that foreigners never get paid the same amount as citizens (turkish or cypriot), no matter how long you have been living in the country. Thus you and a citizen could be doing the same job but you get paid less than him. On the average, you get paid 50 turkish lira ($22/3,500 naira) per day while a citizen gets paid 100 tl ($45/N7,500) which is double what you earn. Sometimes you may be forced, by the owner or management of the company you work for, to do extra hours but the citizens never do extra hours.

7. Lastly another clear example of racism here in North Cyprus is the fact that a student of Cyprus International University, Gabriel Soriwei, was knocked down by a by a drunken female driver (a citizen). He fell into a coma; his dad came from Nigeria to see him while he was in the hospital. He recovered and was able to speak. But two weeks after his dad left for Nigeria, Gabriel died from a heart attack which was a direct result of the injuries he suffered from the accident. However, it took the efforts a relative of the Soriwei family, who stormed into a conference organized by agents from Cyprus International University who came to Nigeria to get students, before an a condolence message was sent to the family of Gabriel by the authorities of Cyprus International University. More disturbing and annoying, is the fact that the Soriwei family, till date, do not know the lady who knocked and killed their son; they don't even know what she looks like because the North Cyprus government and police refused to reveal the identity of the lady even after several messages from the boy's family that they just want to see her; that they have no intention of pressing charges. How sad...

*Note: If you have hopes of coming to North Cyprus to find a white girl or woman that would open doors of opportunity for you, you are mistaken and you better have a rethink. The turkish or cypriot ladies have no interest in black, more even they are racists, sometimes they even run away from you when you try to talk to them. Also the language barrier does not even encourage you to go out to search for a white girl who could possibly become your girlfriend or wife.


Lastly, if you are still in Nigeria and you intend to go abroad to study and possible work to get a better life for yourself, remove Cyprus from your list of possible countries to go. You would be better served going to a 'European' country like Germany, Spain or Italy where you could find better jobs and get better pay. If you are thinking of going to South Cyprus, also have a rethink because things are even worse there.

Wao!!! So things are even worse in south cyprus than north...I have a friend who just got a cable visa to study in south cyprus , I will rely this message to him, if he like make he hear.

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Re: Reasons Not To Go To North Cyprus To Study And Work. by Vicjustice: 11:41am On Sep 15, 2014
Kastamonu: Yes, it is true that it is never rosy no matter where you go in Europe or America but the case of North Cyprus is much more difficult and pathetic. Here are reasons why it would be wiser to go to somewhere way better, than going to North Cyprus to work and study. I just completed my studies in North Cyprus, after spending four years of undergraduate studies, I know exactly what I am talking about here.
1. North Cyprus is not a country; it is not recognized as a country by the rest of the world; not by the United Nations or the European Union. Rather, it is a Turkish occupied territory. This is evident by the two flags used in the country; the Turkish flag and the North Cyprus flag. Both flags always stand side by side. North Cyprus relies on Turkey for everything even for soldiers to protect them.
2. The language spoken in North Cyprus is not English but Turkish. So students from Nigeria find it very difficult to adapt and settle down.
3. There are no good jobs. One of the ways through which travel agents deceive young Nigerians to go to North Cyprus, is to lie to them that there are very good jobs waiting for them in North Cyprus, but in truth there are no good jobs for students, not even in the universities (where they would be studying). The Universities offer students jobs in the library and information center with a pay that is less than N20,000 per month. Aside this, the jobs outside the universities are quite pitiful; because they are menial and very difficult jobs like construction, furniture making, bricklaying, painting and for ladies only cleaning jobs. These obviously are not jobs for students who hope to earn some money while studying. Like other students in North Cyprus, I had no other option but to do these jobs and trust me when I say, it was not easy to do them and at the same time go to school. Most times your academic suffer; you come from work, weak as a 'fried plantain' and you can not even open a page of your text book to study because you fall asleep almost immediately. By the way, these jobs are very difficult to find and the language barrier does not help.
4. You can never get a job with your certificate or diploma even after completion of your studies. In my four years here in North Cyprus, I have never seen a black man working in a good or reputable company. They never give foreigners or blacks jobs with their certificates.
4. Even you are able to get a job (a menial job), you get paid peanuts. The money would never be able to pay your school fees. Maybe it could be able to take care of your house rent and other bills but in the end you would be left with next to nothing to save.
5. You are openly cheated or exploited. After getting a job, you get paid in Turkish Lira (the official currency used in North Cyprus). But the irony is that you pay your house rent in pounds or euro. Even your school fees is paid in pounds, euro or dollars and not in the local currency which is much lower than the foreign currencies; thus you are losing money faster than water been poured in a basket. Hence you hardly save any money at the end of the month.
6. There is a high level of racism. This is not only obvious from how you are stared at when you walk on the streets or how you are treated when you go looking for jobs but actually what happens when you start working. Like I said earlier, the only available jobs are very difficult and there is an unwritten law that foreigners never get paid the same amount as citizens (turkish or cypriot), no matter how long you have been living in the country. Thus you and a citizen could be doing the same job but you get paid less than him. On the average, you get paid 50 turkish lira ($22/3,500 naira) per day while a citizen gets paid 100 tl ($45/N7,500) which is double what you earn. Sometimes you may be forced, by the owner or management of the company you work for, to do extra hours but the citizens never do extra hours.
7. Lastly another clear example of racism here in North Cyprus is the fact that a student of Cyprus International University, Gabriel Soriwei, was knocked down by a by a drunken female driver (a citizen). He fell into a coma; his dad came from Nigeria to see him while he was in the hospital. He recovered and was able to speak. But two weeks after his dad left for Nigeria, Gabriel died from a heart attack which was a direct result of the injuries he suffered from the accident. However, it took the efforts a relative of the Soriwei family, who stormed into a conference organized by agents from Cyprus International University who came to Nigeria to get students, before an a condolence message was sent to the family of Gabriel by the authorities of Cyprus International University. More disturbing and annoying, is the fact that the Soriwei family, till date, do not know the lady who knocked and killed their son; they don't even know what she looks like because the North Cyprus government and police refused to reveal the identity of the lady even after several messages from the boy's family that they just want to see her; that they have no intention of pressing charges. How sad...
*Note: If you have hopes of coming to North Cyprus to find a white girl or woman that would open doors of opportunity for you, you are mistaken and you better have a rethink. The turkish or cypriot ladies have no interest in black, more even they are racists, sometimes they even run away from you when you try to talk to them. Also the language barrier does not even encourage you to go out to search for a white girl who could possibly become your girlfriend or wife.
Lastly, if you are still in Nigeria and you intend to go abroad to study and possible work to get a better life for yourself, remove Cyprus from your list of possible countries to go. You would be better served going to a 'European' country like Germany, Spain or Italy where you could find better jobs and get better pay. If you are thinking of going to South Cyprus, also have a rethink because things are even worse there.
Everything that this guy said is nothing but the reality, yet, not even all the negative realities that are mentioned.
I have not only been to Turkey and Greece, I have lived in these two countries, and I am a first hand witness of how blacks are treated: i did see racial profiling with my own eyes in both countries especially from their police officers.
In Turkey, the presense of a couple of blacks in a bus station is enough to attract a squad of police officers into passport control, and the officers are willing to negotiate and accept bribes to let you go.
And in Greece, a black man driving a flashing car (apart from in Athens or Thessaloniki) is enough to cause a high speed chase, and the black man is commanded to get off the car, put his hands on the roof of the car, spread his legs apart while the police officers search him for drugs, and any money that is found on him would need serious explanation: Greek police can't be bribed. Experience would teach you that (as an African) it is wise to cooperate with them through the provoking humiliation or you may make things worse for yourself, except you are a black EU citizen who they usually avoid to prevent intervention from your country.
Note: It is way easier to find a Greek girlfriend or wife than to even approach a Turkish girl: Turkish girls are Muslims, and by their tradition, it is considered an abomination for them to date non-Muslim men: they could be killed for bringing dishonour to their family.

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Re: Reasons Not To Go To North Cyprus To Study And Work. by guttentag(m): 2:17pm On Sep 15, 2014
At list it is better then Nigeria

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Re: Reasons Not To Go To North Cyprus To Study And Work. by flexxyworld(m): 2:44pm On Sep 15, 2014
@op.. with just point 1# you totally made me believe every other write up cus I have never been too turkey, I was processing a university and hoping to resume for fall in north cyprus, which I decide to relate with my uncle that had a boss from south cyprus.. we met him together he instantly advised and begged not too even reason the north of cyprus cus of the number one point the OP started with #exactly and other reasons.. you one of the best and realest guys on NL. #Godblessyourheart

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Re: Reasons Not To Go To North Cyprus To Study And Work. by Solowande(m): 3:17pm On Sep 15, 2014
Nigeria is my only country, good or bad 4 no place like home

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Re: Reasons Not To Go To North Cyprus To Study And Work. by lauskidlala(m): 4:32pm On Sep 15, 2014
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hello,is it true d school authority will give me a student Visa,an before i come will i ave to go to an embassey in nigeria ?
Re: Reasons Not To Go To North Cyprus To Study And Work. by Kastamonu: 7:12am On Sep 21, 2014
@lauskidiala......so after everything I said you are still interested in coming. People sometimes never learn from the mistakes of others.

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Re: Reasons Not To Go To North Cyprus To Study And Work. by topsyking: 1:27pm On Sep 21, 2014
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Re: Reasons Not To Go To North Cyprus To Study And Work. by lastbono: 1:07pm On Aug 11, 2015
All what this guy said about North Cyprus is very true cos am there now and experiencing all. If there is any Naija that has hope of coming and hustle should pls delete such thought and think of another place to go

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Re: Reasons Not To Go To North Cyprus To Study And Work. by Nobody: 10:32pm On Dec 12, 2015
Have got friends in north cyprus mostly guys,they said finding a wifey or gf there in cyprus is very hard,that if you have any intention of working&schooling remove it from your mind,they arent even allowed to go to south,even our representative in nija warned us against that ciu school,that the school isn't recognised in nigeria and world wide,but republic of cyprus is more better,i have friends there too ,just south is more expensive to live and school in...

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Re: Reasons Not To Go To North Cyprus To Study And Work. by xoxo001(m): 11:36pm On Dec 13, 2015
Some people will still not listen, all they want to do is travel. I pity you guys! I'm in Russia now and mine is worst. I will soon be back to Nigeria by God's grace next year.

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Re: Reasons Not To Go To North Cyprus To Study And Work. by Kingy10: 1:05am On Dec 15, 2015
xoxo001:
Some people will still not listen, all they want to do is travel. I pity you guys! I'm in Russia now and mine is worst. I will soon be back to Nigeria by God's grace next year.
For holiday or you want to leave permanently?
Re: Reasons Not To Go To North Cyprus To Study And Work. by Miami11: 6:32am On Dec 15, 2015
Poster I'm glad you have said all, but just wondering how about you come back home if you are done with schooling.

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Re: Reasons Not To Go To North Cyprus To Study And Work. by Miami11: 6:34am On Dec 15, 2015
xoxo001:
Some people will still not listen, all they want to do is travel. I pity you guys! I'm in Russia now and mine is worst. I will soon be back to Nigeria by God's grace next year.
What made you go to Russia, I will be worried if I were you, how is Russia, maybe write your experience here so people can learn.

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Re: Reasons Not To Go To North Cyprus To Study And Work. by angelsboizzzz: 4:36am On Apr 26, 2016
am not an agent but reading what you said that northern cyprus is not a good place to study but let me ask a question, if as a student you work per hour and you are paid #3500 in nigerian currency as a foreigner and you work for just 12 hours in 2 days do you know how much you will be having? #84000. which ministry work do you know in Nigeria pays that amount ? except you wan to still government money bros. as for hardwork anybody don say make you push truck fro cyprus? anybody don tell you make u load bus? you don use the money wey you work buy fuel for gen make light dey your house? you don by candle read? men remember the country you are coming from cos is Nigeria students here in Nigeria can see 84k in two days while in school then Nigeria will have the happiest students in the world. or may be your papa na senator

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Re: Reasons Not To Go To North Cyprus To Study And Work. by goryorhal(m): 7:43am On Apr 26, 2016
angelsboizzzz:
am not an agent but reading what you said that northern cyprus is not a good place to study but let me ask a question, if as a student you work per hour and you are paid #3500 in nigerian currency as a foreigner and you work for just 12 hours in 2 days do you know how much you will be having? #84000. which ministry work do you know in Nigeria pays that amount ? except you wan to still government money bros. as for hardwork anybody don say make you push truck fro cyprus? anybody don tell you make u load bus? you don use the money wey you work buy fuel for gen make light dey your house? you don by candle read? men remember the country you are coming from cos is Nigeria students here in Nigeria can see 84k in two days while in school then Nigeria will have the happiest students in the world. or may be your papa na senator

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Re: Reasons Not To Go To North Cyprus To Study And Work. by Rewwa: 2:50pm On Jul 19, 2016
This is a clear case of " o yea with brain and ears, heed to warnings".

Firstly, everything said about how shitty northern cyprus is , is true.

2ndly, do not ever convert money earned in a foreign country to Nigerian money and calculating that the money is alot because you will not be spending that money in Nigeria you will be spending the money in that foreign country. Now whats the value of the 50tl a day you will get as wages that is if the boss decides to pay you- it will buy u food and utility bill if you can manage money but nothing more. If you decide to stay hungry and save for rent then you will convert to dollars, pounds or euros which renders the money completely useless. Also bear in mind that your boss can decide not to pay you and there is nothing you can do about it after breaking your back 12 hrs a day for the whole month.

3rdly, the agents are complete rip offs. They are to be stoned to death. On each student an agent brings, he gets 10-15% of the students' total tuition paid and also gets more commission if the student stays in school accommodation.
This agents paint northern cyprus as the holy grail but it is absolutely far from that. It has turned to a place where African brothers are enslaved and African sisters turned to prostitutes selling their body for less than 500 naira all because these agents painted them a wrong picture and they have to survive.

4thly, tuition might be cheap but living expense will f**k you up. The cheap tuition promoted is to lure students in then all you do is just keep spending and spending until you are sucked dry and no where to turn.

If you are coming in as an undergraduate student MAKE SURE you have a source of income outside northern cyprus e.g parents and as for Masters student DO NOT COME TO NORTHERN CYPRUS. Reason is that as a masters student you have classes in the evenings which automatically means you are expected to work during the day i.e work that will add to your professional portfolio not bricklayering or killing and cleaning chickens but it is 99.5% NOT POSSIBLE in northern cyprus. Hence when you are done you are on the same level as an undergraduate who knows nothing and your masters turns to a waste of time, effort and money.
My advice is rather than going to northern cyprus go to an EU country e.g southern cyprus, spain, germany e.t.c. Tuition is approximately the same thing as northern cyprus universities, language barrier is a reality but better opportunity and a system that favors foreigners.

PARENTS pls keep your children out of northern cyprus. ' A WORD IS ENOUGH FOR THE WISE'

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Re: Reasons Not To Go To North Cyprus To Study And Work. by petemail2all(m): 10:03am On Oct 17, 2017
The last post was as at 2016, I would love to know if this is still the case with North Cyprus. I mean the review made so far.
Re: Reasons Not To Go To North Cyprus To Study And Work. by HORE01(f): 2:34pm On Oct 19, 2017
I would also like to know if the case is still the same.
Re: Reasons Not To Go To North Cyprus To Study And Work. by cosade(m): 1:36pm On Nov 05, 2017
HORE01:
I would also like to know if the case is still the same.

petemail2all:
The last post was as at 2016, I would love to know if this is still the case with North Cyprus. I mean the review made so far.

Nothing has changed. North Cyprus is still an occupied territory which is not recognised by the UN. Parents cannot wire money directly to their wards in that Turkey occupied country, expect through an institution in Turkey. You can't fly into the country except you go through Turkey, it's hellish.

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Re: Reasons Not To Go To North Cyprus To Study And Work. by Nuzo1(m): 10:51pm On Nov 05, 2017
One of the few major problems of schooling in northern Cyprus is that it's an occupied territory both by turkey and UN which makes it hard for foreigners and even indigenes to access normal privileges other countries have. Importation, exportation, money transfers etc. Lack or minimal of all these make it hard for businesses to thrive and the little jobs available are jealously guided for indigenes.

Aside from that, it's the cheapest place to study with an European academic structure and standard. Most universities there if not all offer scholarships as soon as you gain admission.

Language of instruction for most schools is English language.

Some of the universities are affiliated to reputable Universities outside.

Even agents of most schools will truthfully tell you to just come for studies and forget about work.

Their ladies just like most Arab, Persian, somali and Ethiopian ladies are not necessarily racists. They tend to be demonized and ostracized by their men and the society if they date outside their nationalities. They are also Muslims and like to keep their women to themselves. Abi, how many of you schooling in Saudi Arabia has Saudi Arabians as girlfriends.
That being said, you need to check out most of these ladies once they step out of the country and move to a more open society like USA. The story is for another day. Lol.

Nigerians have messed up turkey and Northern Cyprus. Half of Nigerians in NCyprus hold a student visa but are not studying. They are thieves, drug dealers and mostly Internet scam artists. A quarter are genuine students while the remaining quarter have expired papers. So, with all these vices perpetuated by blacks especially Nigerians ; what do expect their police to do when they randomly see a group of blacks? Pamper them like the Europeans do? No, they search you first.

Worthy of note is just like Malaysia, NC is a safe haven for yahoo boys as fraud money can hardly be traced to Northern Cyprus.

So with all these, it's clear that as a legit businessman or student, you are good to go. But if not, then it's wrong to write off the system just because you are not given a free hand to mess up other people's country.

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Re: Reasons Not To Go To North Cyprus To Study And Work. by Homguy(m): 8:13am On Nov 06, 2017
flexxyworld:
@op.. with just point 1# you totally made me believe every other write up cus I have never been too turkey, I was processing a university and hoping to resume for fall in north cyprus, which I decide to relate with my uncle that had a boss from south cyprus.. we met him together he instantly advised and begged not too even reason the north of cyprus cus of the number one point the OP started with #exactly and other reasons.. you one of the best and realest guys on NL. #Godblessyourheart
bro, its better you go to another country. My neighbour studied there. We recently did credentials evaluation for immigration by WES, and IQAS his certificate was not recognised while mine from OAU was assessed without isssues. This echoes what Op said ,becareful.

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Re: Reasons Not To Go To North Cyprus To Study And Work. by stephenmorris(m): 6:00pm On Jan 10, 2018
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Re: Reasons Not To Go To North Cyprus To Study And Work. by miqos02(m): 8:58pm On Jan 10, 2018
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