Malala At­tends Ox­ford Univer­sity; 20 Year Old No­bel Lau­re­ate’s Jour­ney So Far

The Miracle - - Women - By: Maitree Baral

‘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,’ tweets Malala. Ever since No­bel Peace Prize win­ner, Malala Yousafzai, has joined her first lec­tures at Ox­ford Univer­sity on Mon­day (9 Oc­to­ber 2017) twit­ter has not stopped for a while, even, to con­grat­u­late the 20 year old. Malala (mean­ing grief-stricken), shot to in­ter­na­tional fame when she was nearly killed by Tal­iban in 2012; an anony­mous di­ary writ­ten by her un­der the pseu­do­nym Gul Makai caught at­ten­tion and she was only 11 years old. In Oc­to­ber 2012, 15 years old then, she was shot in head by Tal­iban gun­man. Af­ter the nearly fa­tal at­tack her cru­sade for girls’ ed­u­ca­tion got a global recog­ni­tion. In 2013 she was named in TIME magazine’s most in­flu­en­tial peo­ple and in 2014 she be­came the youngest ever No­bel Peace Prize winne, On 17 Au­gust 2017 more than a month af­ter she joined Twit­ter, Malala took to the so­cial me­dia plat­form to re­veal that she has been ac­cepted into the Ox­ford Univer­sity and will be study­ing Phi­los­o­phy, Pol­i­tics and Eco­nomics. ‘So ex­cited to go to Ox­ford Well done to all A-level stu­dents - the hard­est year. Best wishes for life ahead ,’ she tweeted. Post treat­ment in UK, she re­lo­cated to Birm­ing­ham where she at­tended Edg­bas­ton High School and com­pleted her school­ing in July 2017. Ear­lier this year, she has been named as the youngest UN Mes­sen­ger of Peace.

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