Pankaj Singh

Teacher of Biology & Chemistry
Trips Coordinator
Student Council Coordinator

I was born and brought up in Jammu, in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. After high school, I pursued my undergraduate studies for Bachelor of Science with Chemistry, Botany and Zoology followed by Master of Science in Botany from the University Of Jammu. My Masters course was mainly focused on Plant Cytogenetics, Cell Biology, and Microbiology and Plant Physiology. I continued with my research in the field of Botany under the research fellowship from the Regional Research Laboratory of Jammu CSIR (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research India). I did two years of intensive research to obtain the degree of Master of Philosophy in the Cytogenetics lab under guidance of Dr. A.K.Koul in 1992; during which I studied the courses of Biotechnology and Tissue Culture. This led to the publication of the dissertation on Hybridisation as means of evaluating Taxonomic status of some Taxa of Genus Crotalaria. Soon after, I got into teaching, the passion that I inherited from my parents! I taught CBSE Biology to grade 11 and 12 at MIER Jammu for 4 years. I took a break from teaching to study for the degree of B.ED, specialising in Teaching of Science.

I stepped on the land of East Africa in November 1999. In the last 15 years I have dedicated my life teaching at St. Constantine’s International School, Arusha, Tanzania. I have been heavily preoccupied in class and out of class. I taught Biology and Chemistry to secondary classes.

I have a passion to assist students with the selection of the best suitable educational programs, creating opportunities for the students to give back to the school and community, I have also enjoyed working as a Patron for Student Council and raised student involvement in many areas including fund raising activities and organising school events. Health and fitness is another passion I have always shared with my students in the Live Strong Club.

On the other hand, I love excursions and adventure. I have climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro( four times), Mount Meru (twice)and organised many field trips country-wide. Engaging this to my personality, I’ve also explored many ecosystems and their Biodiversities of the Usambara Mountain ranges and coast! During my leisure periods, I enjoy reading, running, camping, hiking,crafting and listening to the olden times music. I have also run the Kilimanjaro Marathon 2015 with several secondary students. My interests in life include charity work, community service, empowering and mentoring the youth.

I am married to Mr. P.V Singh, with whom I have shared 20 years of my life, and we are blessed with an amazing daughter Ashna, who is pursuing her studies at North Eastern University in Boston. My family has been a great inspiration to me each day.
I look forward to spending my days here in Morogoro continuing to get involved and meet new students, teachers and other members of the community.