Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head 5 years ago by Taliban in Pakistan for campaigning for the education of girls has been accepted to Oxford, one of the world’s most elite universities. She tweeted this good news on Twitter yesterday. At Oxford, she will study philosophy, politics and economics.
“So excited to go to Oxford!!” she tweeted on Thursday, celebrating her acceptance to Oxford after getting her A-level results. Malala also congratulated other students receiving their results, tweeting “Best wishes for life ahead!”.
Talking about the admission process, Yousafzai mentioned that it was ‘the hardest interview of her life’. She tells The Guardian that, “I just get scared when I think of the interview. Following news of Malala’s acceptance to Oxford, her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, expressed his gratitude in a tweet: “We are grateful to Allah,” he wrote, and thanked all “who support @Malala 4 the grand cause of education.”
The 20-year-old Pakistani-born activist won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, who is also the youngest to receive one, also got a Honorary Canadian citizenship in 2017. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau presented her the citizenship in the Library of Parliament.
Malala’s story has inspired many people across the world and everyone is excited to see our little hero grow in life. We wish all the best to Malala Yousafzai for her future!