Malala Yousafzai, the youngest-ever Nobel laureate, is going to college. The 20-year-old, who is also a U.N. Messenger of Peace, made the announcement on Thursday that she is headed to one of the world’s most prestigious schools, Oxford University, to begin her studies. She posted a photo of her acceptance notice on Twitter Thursday along with a message saying, “So excited to go to Oxford!! Well done to all A-level students – the hardest year. Best wishes for life ahead!” According to the image she posted, Yousafzai will be taking classes in philosophy, politics and economics. She had just graduated from high school last month.
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 has become synonymous with girls’ education after she was shot in the head by Taliban attackers in 2012 for publicly speaking out about the importance of girls receiving schooling. She survived the shooting, made a full recovery and in 2014 was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts.
Other notable women who have studied at Oxford include the late former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi. Yousafzai has been living in Birmingham, in England, where she finished up high school. She reportedly learned her final exam scores, along with all other graduating high schoolers there, on Thursday. Not surprisingly, she got an A.
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