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Malala Yousafzai attends first lecture at Oxford

Malala Yousafzai attends first lecture at Oxford

New Delhi [India]: Malala Yousafzai on Monday attended her first lecture at the Oxford University, five years after she was shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education.

She took to Twitter to inform about her first lectures at Oxford.

“5 years ago, I was shot in an attempt to stop me from speaking out for girls’ education. Today, I attend my first lectures at Oxford,” she tweeted.

Pakistan’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala has spent years fighting for girls around the world to get them to go to school and now, she is studying at the prestigious Oxford University.

Yousafzai became the youngest-ever Nobel laureate in 2014, when she was recognised for her advocacy of the right of all children to education. Her campaign led to a Taliban assassination attempt near her home in Swat that left her severely wounded. She went to Britain for medical treatment.

Being the youngest ever United Nations Messenger of Peace, Malala will pursue the prestigious Philosophy, Politics and Economics degree at Oxford.

Yousufzai rose to prominence when she was shot on the head and neck by the Taliban in Pakistan, while on her way home from school in 2012.

She has since garnered immense praise for her campaigning and advocacy for girls education. She joins the league of world’s most famous leaders who studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics degree at Oxford including former Pakistani president Benazir Bhutto, former U.S. president Bill Clinton, ex-British prime minister David Cameron and leader of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi. (ANI)