LAHORE/LONDON – Malala Yousafzai, a teenage Pakistani human-rights and education advocate has been accepted to study at the University of Oxford in the U.K.
“So excited to go to Oxford!! Well done to all A-level students – the hardest year. Best wishes for life ahead!” along with a screenshot of her acceptance into the prestigious university, the 19-year-old tweeted on Thursday.
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) August 17, 2017
Yousafzai will be studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated in 2007, also studied there.
— Bakhtawar B-Zardari (@BakhtawarBZ) August 17, 2017
Waiting for some people to now call Oxford a terrible university — now that it admitted Malala Yousufzai
— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) August 17, 2017
can you imagine having Malala Yousafzai as your classmate https://t.co/lUJeBfsB0P
— prishanth (@prishlings) August 17, 2017
Would have been quite awkward if Malala had missed her grades and had to ring up UCAS Clearing https://t.co/tk55uvHVVH
— Ned Donovan (@Ned_Donovan) August 17, 2017
The peace activist was almost killed by Taliban soldiers when they shot her in the head for her efforts to encourage girls’ education in her native Pakistan.
In 2014, she became the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and has since become a symbol for the fight for human rights and education.
In April, Yousafzai was the youngest person to be named a U.N. Messenger of Peace. “If you want to see your future bright, you have to start working now and not wait for anyone else,” she said at the acceptance ceremony.