Nobel Laureate, Malala Yousafzai reveals she’s going to Oxford
By Sewe Ishola
Nobel laureate and icon for girl education, Malala Yousafzai has revealed, she’s headed to one of the prestigious institutes of higher learning in the world, University of Oxford, for her undergraduate studies.
Yousafzai, 20, tweeted an image of her confirmation saying she has been accepted to study philosophy, politics and economics (PPE).
She was one of thousands of students in Britain on Thursday who received their A-level results — the final year exams for high school students.
“So excited to go to Oxford!! Well done to all A-level students — the hardest year. Best wishes for life ahead!” she wrote.
Five years ago, the Pakistani education activist was shot in the head by the Taliban after campaigning for girls’ education. She was flown to Birmingham, Britain’s second largest city, where she received medical treatment and relocated there with her family.
Malala advocates for the rights of girls to education. When she was 15, she set up the Malala Fund, which advocates for girls’ education around the world.
At the age of 17, she became the youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.