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Malala to study politics at Oxford University


Congrats: Malala collects her A-level exam results in Birmingham
Congrats: Malala collects her A-level exam results in Birmingham

 

NOBEL Prize winner Malala Yousafzai will study politics, philosophy and economics (PPE) at Oxford University, she has revealed.

In a tweet after the A level results were announced this morning (17), Malala said she was “so excited” to go to the prestigious university, and congratulating fellow students on their results.

Last month Malala she described completing her schooling as a “bittersweet” experience.

“Graduating from secondary school (high school) is bittersweet for me,” she tweeted, adding: “I know that millions of girls around the world are out of school and may never get the opportunity to complete their education”.

But she said she was “excited” about her future and promised to continue “fighting for girls”.

In 2012, a Taliban gunman shot her in the head for her support of education for girls in her native Pakistan.

Malala, who turned 20 in July, attended Edgbaston High School for Girls in Birmingham, where she was treated after the shooting in October 2012.

The young activist, who advocates education for girls, is a co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, having shared it in 2014 with India’s Kailash Satyarthi for his work in tackling child labour.

The PPE course has produced many British politicians and world leaders including former prime minister David Cameron and the late Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto.