Malala a straight-A stu­dent

CityPress - - News - – Staff re­porter

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. 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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.