Oxford accepts Malala Yousafzai: Malala Yousafzai who earlier won the Noble Prize for peace for her campaign against Taliban efforts to deny education rights to women has now won a place in the most prestigious Universities in the UK.
United Kingdom’s most prestigious university the Oxford University has accepted Malala to study Politics, philosophy and economics at the campus.
The Pakistani education activist came to light in 2012 when the Taliban gun man shot her in the head when she was only 17. After recovering from the attack she studied in the UK.
Yousafzai, a Nobel Peace Prize Winner seemed nervous at her interview in December and spoke about the admission process. It was “the hardest interview of my life,” she tells The Guardian. “I just get scared when I think of the interview.”
In a tweet, she shared a screenshot of her acceptance and said, “So excited to go to Oxford!! Well done to all A-level students – the hardest year. Best wishes for life ahead!”
She wrote under the pen name “Gul Makai”, the name of the heroine from a local Pashtun folk tale.
Yousafzai lives in the UK, where she received medical treatment following her shooting in 2012.
Malala is also one of the only six people to receive honorary Canadian citizenship.
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