Activist Malala Yousafzai Graduates From Oxford

Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist who now as a university degree from Oxford. She is known for championing female education and as being a shooting survivor. On June 18, she was able to graduate from Oxford University in England.

“Hard to express my joy and gratitude right now as I completed my Philosophy, Politics, and Economics degree at Oxford,” Yousafzai tweeted. “I don’t know what’s ahead. For now, it will be Netflix, reading, and sleep.”

Along with the message on Twitter, she posted a picture of the cake and balloons, along with pictures of her family. There is also another where she is wearing her cap and gown and covered in fake leis, confetti, and other items associated with “trashing.” Apparently, that is an Oxford graduation tradition that she took part in.

Yousafzai started to study in 2017 at Oxford. Along with getting her degree, she was also active in the debating society, cricket club, and Oxford Pakistan Society at the University. As an advocate for female worldwide education, it seems only natural that she would go to college. Even prior to getting her diploma from Oxford, she was an accomplished individual.

When she was only 15-years-old, she was coming home from school when she was shot in the head by the Taliban. Yousafzai was eventually able to recover from her critical injuries in Birmingham, England, where her family relocated.

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Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, as the youngest individual to do so. She has written a number of books, given speeches to the United Nations and elsewhere around the world, and started a nonprofit organization, Malala Fund. Interestingly, she gave her speech on her 16th birthday in the United Nations, not even a year after she was shot.

Although she was able to get her degree, she still admits that the exams were stressful. After being congratulated on graduating via Twitter by YouTube, she said, “Still four more exams to go, but thank you.”

A picture was shared on May 25 of her in traditional Oxford exam attire. Although she was doing the test at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, she still stayed in character. Yousafzai revealed on Instagram that she had eight exams yet to go.

This impressive young lady is going to be taking a break after University, but she still continues to work hard on the Malala Fund and to give public speeches when possible.

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