On Sunday 18th November 2012, at the Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), prophet T.B. Joshua announced that he had taken up the responsibility of sponsoring a Nigerian student to complete her PhD programme at the University of Oxford to the tune of £100,000, approximately N26 million.
According to T.B Joshua’s Facebook page, the beneficiary, Yinka Oduwole, has been a youth worker in the church for many years. She is a first-class graduate from the University of Lagos and was sponsored by Prophet T.B. Joshua for her Masters Degree in Broadband Communications at The University College London. She recently graduated with a distinction and was the best graduating student in her class.
Yinka explained that after gaining admission to Oxford University, her tuition fees are 100,000 British pounds, which is an equivalent to 25 million naira. Prophet T.B. Joshua said that he is ready to sponsor her for her PhD in Engineering Science knowing that he is sponsoring a leader of tomorrow.
Her advice to all youth is that they should work as if everything depends on them and pray as if everything depends on God. She also said that she worked as a youth worker in the house of God here at The SCOAN for many years and advised the youth all over the world to combine their studies with working for God. She said that they should study hard and also rest in the precious arms of God and God would mark their work.