Eight years after she was shot and left for dead by the Taliban in her home country of Afghanistan, Malala Yousafzai has graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. The 22-year-old shared the good news on her Instagram page, where she said she felt “joy and gratitude” about her achievement.
- Malala plans to celebrate with “Netflix, reading, and sleep.” That’s not a bad plan, to be honest! Completing a college degree is difficult regardless of which university you attend, but Oxford is one of the very best in the world, so no doubt her coursework was especially rigorous. Malala has earned a break for sure!
- She has always been an overachiever. Lest we forget that she was shot specifically for her insistence that girls should have the right to be educated. Ever since she recovered, she has dedicated herself to spreading that message around the world and was even awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts. An Oxford University degree is just another incredible achievement on her long list.
- Malala doesn’t quite know what she’ll do next. While she probably has a million and one ideas of things she’d like to do in the future, for now, Malala Yousafzai isn’t sure what comes next, she wrote on her Instagram post. After the whirlwind of the last eight years, who could blame her for wanting to take a breather and figure stuff out?
- Malala’s accomplishments have made the world proud. Ever since the world was introduced to her back in 2012, we have taken her into our hearts and followed her journey as she has continued to grow, learn, and excel. That’s why hearing that she’d graduated from Oxford University doesn’t just make her proud of herself but makes all of us proud of her too. Congrats, Malala – you’re an inspiration!
Congratulations, Malala! Hard work always pays off! Thanks for being such an inspiration! ❤️🎨🌱 pic.twitter.com/llPFkzVPkw
— Oliver (@OlisTweets) June 19, 2020
Malala and I joined Oxford in the same year. I used to get surprised seeing her like a very normal girl passing by my department. I hope I can join the hands of @Malala in changing the course of our whole South Asia bringing peace, development and equality. Greetings from 🇳🇵 https://t.co/NWXDeoEU7K
— Sagar Dhakal (@watersagar) June 19, 2020