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Retirement: GKS Alumni Celebrates Prof. Bratte




By Bro. Agare Rume

God’s Kingdom Society (GKS), Delta State University, Abraka branch Alumni, has held a retirement party where they poured encomiums on Professor Lawrence Bratte, who recently retired as a lecturer from the services of Delta State University, Abraka

The glamorous event which took place at the GKS service hall, Agbara – Urhoka was attended by church ministers, academia, alumni and many others.

The oldest Alumni, Bro Edirin Iyara took turns to eulogise him, with many describing him as a seasoned and distinguished lecturer who impacted lives and the society effectively over time.

Reading the citation, Prof. Emuh Fidelis highlighted his significant contributions to the field of academia as well as his invaluable impact on the lives of his students and colleagues.

He acknowledged the celebrant’s dedication, exemplary leadership, and commitment to excellence while in service.

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Bro. Unusotame Okiemute acknowledged Professor Bratte’s commitment to the work of God and his remarkable ability to inspire young minds, mentorship for GKS youths who have passed
through the branch to develop leadership and officiating skills, recounting how the Brother motivated him into intellectual giants that he his today.

In his remarks, Professor Lawrence Bratte was full of gratitude to the rank and file of the alumni for the love, support and kind words showered on him.

High point of the event was the presentation of gifts for his meritorious services to humanity and work of God

Dignitaries at the event included General Secretary of GKS, Bro Benedict T. Hart, Min Andrew E. Ekireghwo, Min Oghenetejiri Uwejeyan, Bro Edirin Iyara, Bro Daniel Ineneji (Govt House, Asaba) Bro Dr Atuyota Uchefe Bro ( Pharm) Ese Okpaka and many others.

Born on 10th November, 1953 at Warri, Delta State into the family of Late Pa. Eric. W. Bratte, and Mama Alice O. Bratte, he started his Primary Education
in Ibadan, and ended in Sapele in 1967 and Secondary Education from 1969 – 1973 in Edo College, Benin-City, Nigeria.

University Education
1975-1979 B.Sc. Agriculture (Animal Science), University of Ife, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

1985-1986 M.Sc. Animal Science,
University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.
1999-2007 Ph.D. Animal Science,
Delta State University, Abraka,Nigeria.

His Area of Specialization
Animal Physiology and Reproduction
Research Interests
Reproductive physiology
Animal nutrition Animal production

He started is Working carecareer as a lecturer in 1983-1991 in College of Education, Abraka.1991-1993
Lecturer ii, Department of Vocational Education, Delta
State University, Abraka.
Lecturer 1, Department of Animal Science, Delta State
University, Abraka.
Senior Lecturer, Delta State University, Abraka. 2011-2015
Associate Professor, Delta State University, Abraka.
2015 till Date
Professor, Delta State University, Abraka.

He has taught many Undergraduates and Postgraduate
courses in the areas of Animal Science, Biology,
Genetics and Bio-statistics since 1983.

2015: Secretary, Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of
the 49th AnnualConference of the Agricultural
Association of Nigeria.
2016 till date: Editor-In-Chief, and Chairman, Editorial
Board, Journal of Agriculture and Food Environment, the official journal of the Facultyof Agriculture, Delta
State University, Abraka. 2022: Editor, Proceedings of the First International
Conference of the Faculty of Agriculture, Delta State

He is a Registered Animal Scientist (RAS) Member, Animal Science Association of Nigeria
(ASAN). Member, Nigeria Society for Animal Production (NSAP). Member, Agricultural Society of Nigeria (ASN)

2018-2020: Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Delta State
University, Abraka.
1996 and 2015: Head, Department of Animal
Science, Delta State University,Abraka.
At various times, Faculty of Agriculture Representative
at the Delta State UniversityAdmissions Board (UAB)
Member, Several Faculty and University Committees
over the years in the Delta State University, Abraka.

Staff Adviser to several sets of students in the
Department of Animal Science,DELSU, Abraka.
Former Faculty of Agriculture Representative at the
Postgraduate Board of DELSU for
many years.
One-time Faculty of Agriculture Representative at the
Appointments and Promotion Committee of DELSU, Abraka.

Former Faculty of Agriculture Representative to the
Faculty Board of Science,
DELSU, Abraka.
Immediate past Chairman, GST Board, DELSU,

He also headed several Departmental, and Faculty
Supervision of Students’ Projects
Dissertations and Theses. He has supervised many undergraduate projects, and many Postgraduate Diploma projects, M.Sc. dissertations and Ph.D theses.
Many of his former students are now Professors in DELSU, and in other institutions.

He had be an External Examiner to several M.Sc and
Ph.D oral Examinations in several other Universities.
Publications. He has many local and international publications.
He retired from the services of the Delta State University on 10th November 2023, after over 40 years
in service.

In Church Activities
he became conscious of the GKS at the Feast of
Tabernacles of 1965 in Sapele. Has been a member since then, by God’s grace he has
Taken part on many church activities as a youth, and at
various stages of his life, all by the grace of God.

He is currently the Chairman, Abraka Branch, by God’s
He has, by the grace of God, and with many other
members of the Administrative Committee of the

He has mentored many GKS youths who have passed
through the branch to develop leadership and
officiating skills. With God’s help, and with approval of the Executive Board and the GKS Laity.

He administers several
WhatsApp platforms for the benefit of GKS members.
This include
GKS Job-Link, GKS Market-Place,
GKS Marriage-Link, GKS-Music, and

He is married to Sister (Dr.) Judith Bratte, Nee Eyankwaire, and the marriage is blessed with two Children, Sister Varodonvwen Owueka and Bro. AboOghene Bratte, both of whom have relocated to the UK.


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