Malala a straight-A student
She was shot in the head by the Taliban in October 2012, but Malala Yousafzai’s sharp brain has remained intact.
The 18-year-old Nobel peace prize winner, a global campaigner for girls’ education in Pakistan’s Swat Valley, has proved to be an ace student as well.
According to The Independent, her proud father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, tweeted her UK General Certificate of Secondary Education results on Friday.
She got A’s in all her subjects: mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, religious studies, history, geography, English language and English literature.
Malala has been attending Edgbaston High School for Girls in Birmingham after her family relocated there to escape her Taliban tormentors.
Her shooting and subsequent global campaign to see young girls in the valley, who are prevented from going to school by Taliban militants, being educated made her the youngest recipient of the Nobel peace prize.
BBC.com reported that Malala first came to public attention through her anonymous diary, published on the broadcasting corporation’s Urdu website, in which she chronicled her desire for girls in Pakistan to have the chance of an education.
She was named Time Magazine’s Most Influential Person in 2013.
“My wife Toor Pekai and I are proud of Malala getting 6*As and 4As. #education for every child,” her father tweeted.