Malala Yousafzai Graduates From Oxford University 8 Years After Surviving Taliban Gunmen

Malala Yousafzai Graduates From Oxford University 8 Years After Surviving Taliban Gunmen

While talking about her future plans, Malala said, "I don’t know what’s ahead. For now, it will be Netflix, reading, and sleep."

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Eight years ago, Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen as she campaigned for girls' right to education. Now, the youngest Nobel Prize winner has completed her graduation from Oxford University. The 22-year-old had tweeted early on Friday morning, announcing that she's done with her graduation, reports CNN. She wrote: Hard to express my joy and gratitude right now as I completed my Philosophy, Politics, and Economics degree at Oxford. I don’t know what’s ahead. For now, it will be Netflix, reading, and sleep. The young and happy graduate also shared two photos from her graduation celebration, one of which shows her covered in cake and confetti, and in another, cutting into a "Happy Graduation Malala!" cake with the help of her family members.



Pete Buttigieg commented on Yousafzai's post: Congratulations @Malala! You had already achieved more than most do in a lifetime before you even began at Oxford, but completing PPE exams is no small thing and will serve you well as you continue to inspire and lead. Elif Shafak shared: Wonderful! You are a true inspiration to girls all over the world. My heartfelt congratulations. Anne McClain also congratulated her: Congratulations on your graduation @Malala! For so many, higher education is the start of great things. For you, great things preceded it and I can only imagine the even greater ones to follow. The world is lucky to have you on it.



Yousafzai was only 15 when she was shot in the head during an assassination attempt while she was on her way home from school on a bus. She was airlifted to Britain, where she was treated at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. Having completed her degree in philosophy, politics, and economics from Oxford University, Yousafzai is following the lead of some of the world's top leaders, including former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, current Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, and ex-British Prime Minister David Cameron. In 2017, Malala Yousafzai marked her first lecture at Oxford with a tweet. 



She wrote: 5 years ago, I was shot in an attempt to stop me from speaking out for girls' education. Today, I attend my first lectures at Oxford. According to The New Yorker, Yousafzai and her family moved to the UK after the attack. During an earlier interview, she was asked about a regular day in her life. "I am a student now at Oxford University. I am in my second year, and I study P.P.E., which is philosophy, politics, and economics. When I’m in college, I’m focussed on my studies, go to lectures, do my essays, and spend time with friends. Also, when I get time, then I do campaigning. I go to different countries, from Brazil to Iraq, and meet the girls who are fighting for their right to an education," she said.



During the interview in 2019, she said that she thinks "education is the key." She said, "For me, I think education is the key thing. I think our leaders need to invest in education and help the people of the country, especially invest in women and girls. If you keep women and girls behind, the country cannot move forward. They’re half of the population. Also, we need a strong and stable democracy. Without democracy, this country cannot move ahead. I think it cannot stay as it is. It’s important that our politicians promote stronger democracy. It is important that they build up strong institutions that can allow us to have a stable democracy. We need a stronger justice system, a stronger parliament as well."


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