By Christian Smith
The youngest Nobel price awardee is among the students who received their A-level results today.
In a tweet, Malala Yousafzai, 20, an education campaigner confirmed that she has been accepted to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford.
The excited student needed 3 As to study at the Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University, a condition she was able to meet.
“So excited to go to Oxford!! Well done to all A-level students – the hardest year. Best wishes for life ahead!” the UN Messenger of Peace wrote this morning.
The 20-year-old who studied history, maths, religious studies and geography, had also applied to London School of Economics (LSE), as well as Durham and Warwick universities.
Her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai tweeted: “My heart is full of gratitude. We are grateful to Allah & thank u 2 al those who support @Malala 4 the grand cause of education @MalalaFund.”
Malala who continues to advocate for educational equality, campaigned to find the missing school girls in Nigeria. Last week, she commended the Nigerian Senate for its passage of the amendment to the Universal Basic Education.
But, in 2012, then just 15, Malala, who comes from Swat valley, an area in the north-west of Pakistan which banned girls from attending school, was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman because of her work advocating girls’ education.
She was forced to move to Birmingham where she won a Nobel Peace Prize at the age of 17.