Nobel Prize winner Malala receives offer to study at one of the world's most prestigious universities

By Khatija Nxedlana
14 March 2017

Malala Yousafzai has received an offer to study at the prestigious Oxford University in the United Kingdom.

Malala – who fought for the rights of girls to receive an education - survived an attack from the Taliban in Pakistan in 2012. She was 15 years old at the time when a Taliban gunman shot her in the head.

The teenager was not deterred by the attack and continued to speak out on the importance of education. She’s often quoted as saying, “they thought bullets would silence us but they failed.”

According to biography.com, in 2014, she was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize twice, in 2013 and again in 2014 when she won, making her the youngest person to receive the honour at the age of 17. The Telegraph reports that Malala was speaking at an education conference in Birmingham when she revealed that she had received an offer from Oxford University to study Politics, Philosophy and Economics on condition that she achieves three As in her A-Level exams.

Malala – who now lives in the UK – is in year 13 of her studies (the final year of education in countries including England, Australia and New Zealand).

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