Malala receives degree 18 months after Oxford graduation

Malala took to Twitter to make an announcement about her graduation.–Twitter

Malala Yousafzai, the girls education advocate and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize winner, walked at an Oxford University graduation ceremony on Friday after hers was postponed for more than a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Later, Malala took to Twitter to make an announcement about her graduation.

“Some Latin was said and apparently I have a degree,” the 24-year-old women’s education activist said in a tweet after receiving her degree.

Malala rose to worldwide fame when the Taliban tried to kill her. She survived a bullet to the head and continued her work to expand school access for women and girls.

Malala, who has been an activist in Pakistan since her teenage days, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 and shared it with Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi. She was just 17 at that time. She enrolled at Oxford for an encore in 2017 and graduated in June 2020.

Friday’s ceremony wasn’t even the biggest event for Malala this month: She got married to Asser Malik on November 9 this year. Earlier this month, she took to Twitter to announce her marriage to Asser Malik.

She wrote, “Today marks a precious day in my life. Asser and I tied the knot to be partners for life. We celebrated a small nikkah ceremony at home in Birmingham with our families. Please send us your prayers. We are excited to walk together for the journey ahead.”

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Malala’s husband too expressed his feelings on her graduation day. He wrote on Twitter on Friday, “The place we first met felt a little more special on Malala’s graduation day.”

Malala’s father Ziauddin Yousafzai too took to Twitter to express his joy on his daughter’s latest achievement. He wrote, “A moment of joy and gratitude. @Malala officially graduates from @UniofOxford.”

As the news about Malala’s graduation spread, congratulations started pouring in from a large number of people from diverse backgrounds.

Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, deputy general secretary of the Sindh chapter of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and minister for the local government, public health engineering and rural development, highlighted Malala’s struggle in a tweet.

He wrote on Twitter, “The girl whose school was destroyed, an attempt was made to kill her for going to school has today graduated from the best uni in the world. May every daughter of Pakistan who is being stopped from going to school get education in the best institutions. We’re proud of @Malala.”

Here are some more tweets from people who were happy to hear about the award of degree to Malala.

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