Malala Yousafzai gets a conditional offer to study at Oxford University

The already Nobel peace prize winner Malala Yousafzai has received an offer to study at a university in United Kingdom (UK). The 19-year-old student is preparing to sit her A-Levels and plans to go on to study Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) as an undergrad at a girls’ school in Birmingham. She released the information while addressing at the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) annual conference. Here she said, “I’m studying right now after keeping quite for a long span over where her next educational venture had come from.”

Yousafzai, who narrowly avoided death in 2012 after being shot by the Pakistani Taliban for her outspoken campaigning over girls’ rights to an education moved to UK.  The teenager also provoked laughter from the audience when she revealed she thought she was in trouble when she was called out of a chemistry class at school. Her fears were unfounded – the reason she was pulled from the lesson was to tell her she was the next Nobel Prize recipient.

She is now 19 years old and has her A-level exams coming up. She has received a conditional offer, which is three As. She said, “I need to get the three As, that’s what my focus is right now, and I hope to continue my work and also continue my studies.” To take up her offer to study politics, she will need to achieve three As. She didn’t reveal where the offer is from, but has previously said she had an interview at Lady Margaret Hall in Oxford, a women’s college where Pakistani president Benazir Bhutto also studied.

She thanked all the delegates present for all the support extended by them and for encouraging her for her mission and to achieve the goal. Further she said, “That’s what makes me and keeps me so strong, so thank you so much for that, and thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak.” When the education campaigner finished her speech, the hundreds of delegates rose and gave her a standing ovation in the Birmingham conference centre. She will continue to work for the Malala Fund alongside her degree, for her goal is to make sure every child; a girl and a boy get the opportunity to go to school. In the words of this ambitious teenager, “It is their basic human right, so I will be working on that and I will never stop until I see the last child going to school.”


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