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Re: My Experience Living And Working In Gambia As A Dentist by migrantDentist: 6:09pm On Dec 22, 2019
Thats good.
You welcome.
Which school?
ralphyoung123:
OK, am thinking of relocating with a student visa
Re: My Experience Living And Working In Gambia As A Dentist by Nobody: 7:09pm On Dec 22, 2019
migrantDentist:
Thats good. You welcome. Which school?
No school in particular, any school with low fees
Re: My Experience Living And Working In Gambia As A Dentist by migrantDentist: 8:54pm On Dec 22, 2019
ralphyoung123:
No school in particular, any school with low fees
No school with low fees here. You ll be charged as an intl student. If you choose to school here. University of the gambia is your best option. Most schools here ve accreditation problems. But portray themselves as an intl school. Cheapest fees is $5000. Check utg website
Re: My Experience Living And Working In Gambia As A Dentist by Nobody: 9:16pm On Dec 22, 2019
migrantDentist:

No school with low fees here. You ll be charged as an intl student. If you choose to school here. University of the gambia is your best option. Most schools here ve accreditation problems. But portray themselves as an intl school. Cheapest fees is $5000. Check utg website
OK, I have lost interest already, let me go with ghana

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Re: My Experience Living And Working In Gambia As A Dentist by TeflonBlixx: 8:20am On Dec 27, 2019
migrantDentist:

No school with low fees here. You ll be charged as an intl student. If you choose to school here. University of the gambia is your best option. Most schools here ve accreditation problems. But portray themselves as an intl school. Cheapest fees is $5000. Check utg website

Sir, can I have your WhatsApp details?? I want to ask some questions. I am a fresh dental student, UI.
Re: My Experience Living And Working In Gambia As A Dentist by Kaymercury(m): 10:43am On Feb 15, 2020
migrantDentist:

No school with low fees here. You ll be charged as an intl student. If you choose to school here. University of the gambia is your best option. Most schools here ve accreditation problems. But portray themselves as an intl school. Cheapest fees is $5000. Check utg website
.
Re: My Experience Living And Working In Gambia As A Dentist by migrantDentist: 7:54am On Mar 02, 2020
Kaymercury:
hello sir, I'd like to relocate to Gambia I'm a computer hardware and software engineer, do I stand a chance of getting a job over there as a foreigner

Sure. You do. Try applying from outside. So as to get a better offer. Applying from inside you may end up being at the mercy of your employer

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Re: My Experience Living And Working In Gambia As A Dentist by sociologymajor: 11:23am On Mar 02, 2020
migrantDentist:


Sure. You do. Try applying from outside. So as to get a better offer. Applying from inside you may end up being at the mercy of your employer
egbon teaching Job dey?
Re: My Experience Living And Working In Gambia As A Dentist by YetidStores(f): 12:55am On Mar 03, 2020
migrantDentist:


Sure. You do. Try applying from outside. So as to get a better offer. Applying from inside you may end up being at the mercy of your employer

Pls sir, as a Optometrist, what's the prospect of getting a good job there?
Re: My Experience Living And Working In Gambia As A Dentist by migrantDentist: 7:32am On Mar 03, 2020
sociologymajor:

egbon teaching Job dey? Fresh graduate. Sociology... Also a Uite sir
teaching job is numerous. Pay is low. Extra classes or study is where the payday is for most
Re: My Experience Living And Working In Gambia As A Dentist by migrantDentist: 7:35am On Mar 03, 2020
YetidStores:


Pls sir, as a Optometrist, what's the prospect of getting a good job there?
Very high. Apply to apex optics from nigeria.
http://apex-optics.com/contact-us/


There are others. That's the popular one in gambia. They ve branches in other sub region too
Re: My Experience Living And Working In Gambia As A Dentist by sociologymajor: 10:59am On Mar 03, 2020
migrantDentist:
teaching job is numerous. Pay is low. Extra classes or study is where the payday is for most
Where Nd how can I apply? Let me start from somewhere, it's alot better than sitting idle doing nothing.
Re: My Experience Living And Working In Gambia As A Dentist by migrantDentist: 11:38am On Mar 03, 2020
sociologymajor:

Where Nd how can I apply? Let me start from somewhere, it's alot better than sitting idle doing nothing.

you can't apply from outside
you need to relocate
apply to as much schools as you can
especially during the long vacation
i'm sure you ll get a job.
2 problems,
cost of living is high
accommodation is expensive
if the problem isn't an issue for you. then you are good to go.
some schools pay equivalent of 14000 naira (2000 dalasis)
whilst intl schools pay as much as 70000 naira (10000 dalasis)
rent in urban area cost as much as 10000 dalasis per month depending on number of rooms
rent in rural area can be as low as 1000 dalasis per month
transportation is generally 8 dalasis per drop
nigerian diet is available in serrekunda market..

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Re: My Experience Living And Working In Gambia As A Dentist by YetidStores(f): 5:16pm On Mar 12, 2020
migrantDentist:

Very high. Apply to apex optics from nigeria.
http://apex-optics.com/contact-us/


There are others. That's the popular one in gambia. They ve branches in other sub region too

Thank you sir. I have applied
Re: My Experience Living And Working In Gambia As A Dentist by Omishor2020: 1:04am On Apr 26, 2020
Thanks OP. How much did you spend in total for your migration. Im a dentist too. Kindly respond, i sent a pm
Re: My Experience Living And Working In Gambia As A Dentist by migrantDentist: 6:46am On Apr 26, 2020
Omishor2020:
Thanks OP. How much did you spend in total for your migration. Im a dentist too. Kindly respond, i sent a pm

Less than 300k. Transportation was over 100k then (one way)
Re: My Experience Living And Working In Gambia As A Dentist by fidelitystrs: 9:21am On Apr 26, 2020
migrantDentist:


Sure. You do. Try applying from outside. So as to get a better offer. Applying from inside you may end up being at the mercy of your employer


Op. How did you apply from outside the country?

What website can one use to apply for job in Gambia?
Re: My Experience Living And Working In Gambia As A Dentist by willsonzzy: 11:05am On Apr 26, 2020
Boss please how can someone apply for plumbing company that needs to hire a plumber
Re: My Experience Living And Working In Gambia As A Dentist by UKBobo(m): 11:31am On Apr 26, 2020
BRATISLAVA:


Senegalese always scam at der airport

LOL. Nigerians nko. grin grin grin

Trust me, if you have visited/lived in Nigeria, you will know all the moves, irrespective of language
Re: My Experience Living And Working In Gambia As A Dentist by UKBobo(m): 11:50am On Apr 26, 2020
migrantDentist:


Sure. You do. Try applying from outside. So as to get a better offer. Applying from inside you may end up being at the mercy of your employer


Brother, I hail una. Your journey is inspiring for those back home who feel trapped and can begin to figure a way out. I am a Pan-africanist above a Nigerian because boundaries and land borders change, our culture/language does not (despite it being under attack). Africa has a lot to offer its inhabitants. It is a shame those white devils killed Gadaffi, because that would have been your number one destination on the continent. I knew of Nigerian and Sierra Leonean car mechanics drawing 3,000 dollars p.m when things were rosy. It was a buoyant economy.

Anyway, back to Gambia sha, I was there for a year in 2009/10, as I set up an Internet cafe in Yundun (EFAB estate), where the airport is with a Naija guy from Benin City. Gambians are ok face value, in general but they resent foreigners (Guineans, Sierra Leoneans, Naija etc...). They love their money but not their presence. Yet, they love the white stiffs coming off the plane every 2 weeks from Sweden, UK etc... and run after them like crackheads. Jammeh never allowed them to become to foolish and he jailed Imams if they began talking too much believers/infidels nonsense from their Saudi funders. He valued peace and security - but it was clear he was a a tyrant.

Security then was the best I had seen, effective roadblocks every 1 km. If you had a headache there, he would know. Funny enough, my Benin homie had bad toothache one evening (the day of an amazing 3-3 Afcon game). But he used african willpower and herbs to cure am.

Biggest problem I had there was with Gambian borders/police. Because they live off tourism, they believed their country was Eldorado. I would love to see how they are behaving now cover done lick down tourism. I will give you one quick story. I went to Dakar for New Years to chop life,
on my way back, one smallie soldier carried my bag inside his office for no reason and began swearing at me. - for no reason. That day, I no get liver for fight as I cut my foot open on a tile near swimming pool. His older papa colleague started begging me to apologise. I told him never as I did not do anything wrong. I then said that I will let Jammeh know how they were treating tourists. The smallie started shouting and saying I was not going anywhere, they how can I know his president better than him. I just got a book out from my and and sat down reading. After 1 hour, with no sight of money coming, he just dropped my bag by my side and said go.... grin grin grin grin

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Re: My Experience Living And Working In Gambia As A Dentist by migrantDentist: 1:47pm On Apr 26, 2020
fidelitystrs:



Op. How did you apply from outside the country?

What website can one use to apply for job in Gambia?

Find employers in your respective sector. Mail them. That's what I did
Re: My Experience Living And Working In Gambia As A Dentist by migrantDentist: 1:48pm On Apr 26, 2020
UKBobo:



Brother, I hail una. Your journey is inspiring for those back home who feel trapped and can begin to figure a way out. I am a Pan-africanist above a Nigerian because boundaries and land borders change, our culture/language does not (despite it being under attack). Africa has a lot to offer its inhabitants. It is a shame those white devils killed Gadaffi, because that would have been your number one destination on the continent. I knew of Nigerian and Sierra Leonean car mechanics drawing 3,000 dollars p.m when things were rosy. It was a buoyant economy.

Anyway, back to Gambia sha, I was there for a year in 2009/10, as I set up an Internet cafe in Yundun (EFAB estate), where the airport is with a Naija guy from Benin City. Gambians are ok face value, in general but they resent foreigners (Guineans, Sierra Leoneans, Naija etc...). They love their money but not their presence. Yet, they love the white stiffs coming off the plane every 2 weeks from Sweden, UK etc... and run after them like crackheads. Jammeh never allowed them to become to foolish and he jailed Imams if they began talking too much believers/infidels nonsense from their Saudi funders. He valued peace and security - but it was clear he was a a tyrant.

Security then was the best I had seen, effective roadblocks every 1 km. If you had a headache there, he would know. Funny enough, my Benin homie had bad toothache one evening (the day of an amazing 3-3 Afcon game). But he used african willpower and herbs to cure am.

Biggest problem I had there was with Gambian borders/police. Because they live off tourism, they believed their country was Eldorado. I would love to see how they are behaving now cover done lick down tourism. I will give you one quick story. I went to Dakar for New Years to chop life,
on my way back, one smallie soldier carried my bag inside his office for no reason and began swearing at me. - for no reason. That day, I no get liver for fight as I cut my foot open on a tile near swimming pool. His older papa colleague started begging me to apologise. I told him never as I did not do anything wrong. I then said that I will let Jammeh know how they were treating tourists. The smallie started shouting and saying I was not going anywhere, they how can I know his president better than him. I just got a book out from my and and sat down reading. After 1 hour, with no sight of money coming, he just dropped my bag by my side and said go.... grin grin grin grin

Attitude remains same like you described. Wetin man go do?
Re: My Experience Living And Working In Gambia As A Dentist by Papacypaul(m): 2:03pm On Apr 26, 2020
Any prospect for Civil Engineers in Gambia?
Re: My Experience Living And Working In Gambia As A Dentist by migrantDentist: 5:25pm On Apr 26, 2020
Papacypaul:
Any prospect for Civil Engineers in Gambia?
. Yes. Many companies here into road and bridge construction. Arezki and SPML re the biggest players in that sector

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Re: My Experience Living And Working In Gambia As A Dentist by Papacypaul(m): 5:37pm On Apr 26, 2020
migrantDentist:
. Yes. Many companies here into road and bridge construction. Arezki and SPML re the biggest players in that sector
Do you know if one can start his company, or you have idea of pay those construction company can offer
Re: My Experience Living And Working In Gambia As A Dentist by migrantDentist: 7:27pm On Apr 26, 2020
Papacypaul:
Do you know if one can start his company, or you have idea of pay those construction company can offer
. I have no clue what the companies pay. It's not easy starting a company here. It's straight forward on paper. In reality. There are challenges mainly because you aren't indigenous
Re: My Experience Living And Working In Gambia As A Dentist by Soleye24(m): 11:54pm On Apr 26, 2020
any job for a biochemist sir
Re: My Experience Living And Working In Gambia As A Dentist by migrantDentist: 3:57am On Apr 27, 2020
Soleye24:
any job for a biochemist sir
. The country isn't ripe for a biochemist. Monitor mrc gambia website. They sometimes place vacancy advert for biochemist. I hope that helps

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Re: My Experience Living And Working In Gambia As A Dentist by chukxie(m): 10:14am On Apr 27, 2020
migrantDentist:
After 2 years of earning commission, i was able to raise capital and i started my clinic.
Clinic is still new. Slight patronage is encouraging.
summary
It was not easy.
learning culture as a Nigerian is integral to success in Gambia
knowing what you want the most
more importantly, stay hidden in plain sight


That's my motto. No need to 'loud' oneself cos doing so could land one in trouble. And no need hanging around 'louders' either. All the best to you, bro.

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Re: My Experience Living And Working In Gambia As A Dentist by Soleye24(m): 11:41am On Apr 27, 2020
migrantDentist:
. The country isn't ripe for a biochemist. Monitor mrc gambia website. They sometimes place vacancy advert for biochemist. I hope that helps

Definitely sir, thanks sir. I will appreciate if you can help me post the link here
Re: My Experience Living And Working In Gambia As A Dentist by migrantDentist: 8:19pm On Apr 27, 2020
Soleye24:


Definitely sir, thanks sir. I will appreciate if you can help me post the link here
https://www.mrc.gm/current-vacancies/

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Re: My Experience Living And Working In Gambia As A Dentist by migrantDentist: 8:21pm On Apr 27, 2020
chukxie:
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That's my motto. No need to 'loud' oneself cos doing so could land one in trouble. And no need hanging around 'louders' either. All the best to you, bro.
Thanks bro

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