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Alpha Beta Gamma Chapter Inducts 76 New Members - Babcock University

The School of Nursing Sciences has formally inducted 76 new members into its chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honour Society of Nursing.

By the induction, the members become part of the Alpha Beta Gamma Honours Society two years after Babcock became the first private University in Nigeria to have its own chapter. 

They also become part of the second-largest global nursing organization with over 135,000 active members in 100 countries. 

”Your induction signifies a new beginning as you join our community of top-notch leaders. We pledge to support you throughout your Nursing career,” said the Senior Vice President Academics, Prof. Philemon Amanze. Represented by the Director of academic Planning, Prof. Oludele Awodele.

Professor Amanze asked them to take their pledge serious.

“I hope you will take this induction with all the seriousness it deserves.”

He equally implored them to build their future on integrity as they impact their various communities in the future. 

In her virtual keynote address, Nursing research: an indispensable tool in the provision of evidence -health care, Dr. Chizoma Ndikom of the University of Ibadan School of Nursing, stressed the need for research in Nursing care.

“Nursing research provides a scientific foundation to guide evidence-based practice (EBP), enabling nurses to deliver the highest quality care,” she said.

She therefore called for Nurses to collaborate with other professionals to fill “identified gaps in knowledge, develop innovative interventions and evaluate their effectiveness for evidence based practice.”

The Dean, School of Nursing, Prof. Christianah Sowunmi, expressed her appreciation for the administrative support and encouraged the inductees to continually strive for excellence.

The immediate past Dean of Nursing, Prof. Ezekiel Ajao and the President of the Alpha Beta Gamma Society, Dr. Clara Lawal, joined via zoom to give their support. 

“This induction is a personal validation that motivates me to continue striving for excellence in my nursing academics and career,” said one of the inductees, Rebecca Ogunlanmi. “The Sigma society symbolizes recognition for hard work, dedication, and excellence in the field of nursing.”


“What This Induction Means To Us,” Inductees


OGUNLANMI, Rebecca: Being inducted into the Sigma Honour Society of Nursing at Babcock University marks a unique and unforgettable moment for me. It symbolizes recognition for hard work, dedication and excellence in the field of nursing. It is a personal validation that motivates me to continue striving for excellence in my academics and nursing career. 

It is also a reflection of the supportive and nurturing environment that Babcock provides its nursing students.

Counsel to others:  Let this honour serve as a constant reminder of the commitment to uphold the highest standards in your nursing practice.

ADEBIMPE, Ayomide: This event marks the first of many other inductions and serves as a reminder that by God’s grace, I will keep advancing in my career, work harder and never relent. 

Counsel: The process of becoming a nurse worthy of the title is very tasking. With total discipline, passion and trust in God, nothing is impossible.

AWE, Toluwalase: It made all of the sweat, blood and tears worth it

Counsel to others:  Create time to have a social life alongside nursing, it’s very necessary. 

ERIBAKE, Deborah: It is an event I looked forward to for years and really glad for the opportunity to be among the newly inducted members. This gives me a sense of accomplishment.

Counsel: Always lean on God; be disciplined and be very discerning in choosing friends as they will always impact one’s life.

ONYEDIKACHI, Precious:   This induction means I have almost crossed the finish line. I’m a few months away from graduating from Babcock University after five whole years. It hasn’t been easy, but I’m almost done.

Counsel to others: No matter how hard it may seem, never give up. Involve God in every single thing you do. Always fix your eyes on your destination (which is to graduate and be able to practice as a registered nurse)

ADEGUNWA Esther: It means a lot to me because not everyone in this field gets to have this opportunity of being a part of this well-recognized international honour nursing society. I feel so happy and grateful for this great privilege.

Counsel to others: Seize the opportunity when it comes knocking.