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Malala excited to go to Oxford

Malala excited to go to Oxford

Malala Yousafzai - the Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' rights to education - has won a place to study at Oxford University.

Speaking to Newsweek in January, Yousafzai spoke of her hopes for university and life beyond.

Yousafzai, 20, will study Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE), one of Oxford's most competitive courses, and a common thread between numerous most powerful figures in British and world politics.

She did however reveal she had attended an interview at Lady Margaret Hall, an Oxford college. Well done to all A-level students - the hardest year. Best wishes for life ahead!'

Malala Yousafzai is going to Oxford University after acing her A-Level exams.

Ms Yousafzai's father, Ziauddin, tweeted: "My heart is full of gratitude".

"Today she got accepted into Oxford University".

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Malala was almost killed by the Taliban in Pakistan for campaigning for girls' rights to education in 2012.

Notable alumni include former premier of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto, a heroine of Ms Yousafzai, and Burma's pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi as well as former British prime minister David Cameron and his one-time Labour opponent Ed Miliband. "We are grateful to Allah & thank u 2 all those who support @Malala 4 the grand cause of education".

Fighting for womens' right to education, 15-year-old Malala was gunned down while on her way back home from school.

Militants boarded her school bus and opened fire, also wounding two of her school friends.

Following the attack, Malala and her family were relocated to Birmingham for rehabilitation.

The young activist was made a UN Messenger of Peace earlier this year.


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