Professor Lawan Bala Buratai is the current pioneer Deputy Vice Chancellor Central Administration at Nigerian Army University Biu, born in the year 1960 in Buratai village of Biu Local Government area, Borno State. He started his primary education in Buratai primary School in the year 1968, and later proceeded to Government senior science secondary school Biu, where he obtained his West African Examination council (WAEC) in 1980.
He then proceeded to University of Maiduguri, where he obtained his B.Sc. in 1986. He undertook his national youth service in Ogun State, Ijebu Ode. He then joined the services of University of Maiduguri as graduate assistant. He later did his master degree in University of Maiduguri in 1991 and then to Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria for his Ph.D. programme where he obtained his Ph.D (Biochemistry) in 2001.
He then started his working career with university of Maiduguri as an graduate assistant in 1987 and rose through the ranks to become a senior lecturer in 2002, Reader in 2007 and then Professor in 2011.
As academician, Professor L.B. Buratai has been able to train quite a number of students both at the under graduate and post graduate levels. He has up to fifty (50) well written articles published in reputable and peer – reviewed journals and several conferences attendance.
He was at time head of Department of Biochemistry for six (6) years in University of Maiduguri, HOD Biochemistry Kaduna State University, HOD Biochemistry and HOD Federal University Dutse, Jigawa State, acting Dean Bauchi State University, GADAU, Deputy Provost, College of Medical Sciences, and Director international Partnership/Linkages, Nigerian Army University Biu.
This esteemed Professor has served as chairman, coordinator, team leader, adviser, member, fellow and consultant to several public, professional and private institutions, councils and committees.
He is also a member of many professional bodies
He is happily married and blessed with five children.