“So excited to go to Oxford!!” Malala Yousafzai tweeted Thursday.
The girl who was shot by Taliban gunman at the age of 15 years is now the student of University of Oxford. Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai who is twenty year old shared her experience on Twitter by sharing the screenshot of her ‘Congratulations’ notice. She will study Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Lady Margaret Hall, which is an Oxford college. The late Benazir Bhutto, who is the ideal of Yousafzai and Aung San Suu Kyi are notable alumni of this college.
Five years back, the education activist paid the brutal cost for campaigning for girl’s education by being shot in the head. She was treated at Birmingham and there she relocated with her family. But this harsh incident could not shake her zeal to promote education among girls and she became a world leader advocating the same. At 15, she established the Malala Fund and at the age of 17, she was the youngest alive person to achieve the Nobel Peace Prize.
She will be following the foot-steps of her ideal Benazir Bhutto, by studying PPE at Oxford. Bhutto was the first female Prime Minister of Pakistan who was killed in December 2007. Malala said earlier this year that she had been offered a university place contingent on her exam results but did not reveal the institution. Sharing about the entry process for the college, Ms Yousafzai said, “It was the hardest interview of my life. I just get scared when I think of the interview.”
Yousafzai joined Twitter on her last day of high school. She said that graduating was ‘bittersweet’ because she was excited for her future yet aware that ‘millions of girls around the world are out of school and may never get the opportunity to complete their education.’
“As far as I know, I am just a committed and even stubborn person who wants to see every child getting quality education, who wants to see women having equal rights and who wants peace in every corner of the world,” she said on the day she collected the Nobel.
Here’s Malala Yousafzai’s tweet:
So excited to go to Oxford!! Well done to all A-level students – the hardest year. Best wishes for life ahead! pic.twitter.com/miIwK6fNSf
— Malala (@Malala) 17 August 2017
Education is one of the blessings of life, and one of its necessities.