Hüseyin Akansoy

9, Tuğcu Sokak – GİRNE
Telephone (home): (392) 8158913
Telephone (mobile) 0533 8670204
E-mail: huseyinakansoy@yahoo.com
Date of Birth: 1956
Marital Status: Married

Personal Profile
Before participating to Near East College, I have worked for Girne American University and College. At the university I have lectured on “Classroom Management”, “Planning and Evaluation” and “General Biology”. At college level I have been doing GCE and IGCSE Biology.
During the years of 2004 to 2009 I have served for the Ministry of Public Works and Transport for almost five years as Private Secretary dealing with the EU issues as the contact person to the European Union Coordination Centre (EUCC). I have actively taken part and coordinated steering committees in harmonisation process for bringing Turkish Cypriots’ legislation in line with EU legislation on road transport, air transport and marine transport.

Education and Qualifications
2000 – 2002 Girne American University, Master of Arts (MA) in Education.
1974 – 1980 Istanbul University, Veterinary Faculty, Veterinary Surgery.
1968 – 1974 Namık Kemal Lycee, Famagusta (Mağusa).

Work Experience
Semtember 2012 – Near East College, I have been teaching GCE and IGCSE Biology.
February 2009 – June 2012 Girne American College, I taught GCE and IGCSE Biology.
2004 – February 2009 Ministry of Public Works and Transport, Private Secretary, contact person between the EU and the Ministry.
2000 – 2004 Girne American College, Head of Science Department and GAU Faculty of Education.
1997 – 2000 Self employed, importing and marketing goods.
1994 – 1997 Milk Board, General Manager.
1992 – 1994 I visited UK for educational purposes.
1983 – 1992 Cyprus Turkish Central Bank ltd, Responsible of Veterinary Specialities Dep.
1981 – 1983 Compulsory service.

Other Information
I was selected by the Fulbright Commission to participate in a workshop entitled “Drug Awareness and Prevention” through the Cyprus America Scholarship Program held between the dates August 20 to September 7, 2001 in Owensboro, Kentucky, USA.
I have also attended the “Prevention Specialist Training Program” scheduled between the dates January 9 to April 3, 2002, fifty hours in total at Fulbright Centre, Nicosia. I have participated to meetings, seminars, conferences, panels and other related events as a presenter on drug issues.
In 2006 we, as some Turkısh and Greek Cypriots, set up “The Bicommunal Initiative of Relatives of Missing Persons, Victims of Massacres and Other Victims of 1963-1974 Events” we called ourselves shortly “Together We Can”. This is a common platform of dialogue and action to raise public awareness regarding the events surrounding this violence and work towards minimizing the exploitation of the common suffering.
Although I may be considered a late starter in terms of being a school teacher, I would like to emphasize that teaching has been a part of my life for many years. I firmly believe that education is of vital importance to the future of our community and it is due to my beliefs that I decided on a change in my career. As a teacher, I have the opportunity to interact with students and influence them positively. I hope to be a role model for my students and encourage them to develop their individual potentials. In the field of Science/Biology I strive to teach in an intersting and democratic way. I encourage my students to be autonomous in their learning and to form inquisitive minds.

I believe travelling around Europe and other continents helped develope my communication skills through meeting a variety of people

Interests and Activities
I am interested in all fields of fine arts including poetry reciting, music and drama.
I support the activities on gender equality.
I support the activities on animal wellfare and animal rights.

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