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Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai is headed to Oxford University

Names like JK Rowling and Chelsea Clinton took to Twitter to congratulate the young trailblazer

Ujjainee Roy @UjjaineeRoy 18 August 2017, 8:23 PM
Malala makes her way to Oxford

Malala makes her way to Oxford Image: Facebook

Nobel Peace Prize winner and activist Malala Yousafzai has been accepted into Oxford University. Malala, who is possibly the most famous Pakistani millennial, tweeted about her acceptance on Twitter, and received wishes from names like JK Rowling and Chelsea Clinton.

"So excited to go to Oxford!! Well done to all A-level students...the hardest year. Best wishes for life ahead!" Malala tweeted on Thursday, along with a screenshot of her acceptance into the prestigious university.

The 20-year-old will study philosophy, politics, and economics. In March, Malala revealed she had received an offer to study the three subjects at a UK university on condition of achieving three As in her A-levels, the Daily Telegraph reported.

Malala was nearly killed by the Taliban in Pakistan for campaigning for girls' rights to education in 2012. She became internationally known after the incident and relocated with her family to Birmingham for further rehabilitation.

In 2014, at age of 17, Malala became the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and has since become a symbol for the fight for human rights and education. In April, she became the youngest-ever UN Messenger of Peace.

(Wih inputs from IANS)

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