Malala Yousafzai who was shot by the Taliban for advocating girls’ education, attended her first lecture at the Oxford University on Monday. It’s been 5 years since Malala was targeted by the fanatics. She is the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner. She was just 16 then. The Nobel Laureate valiantly voiced her concerns about the education problem for women in Pakistan under the Taliban rule.
The 20-year-old tweeted about her first day at Oxford University.
“5 years ago, I was shot in an attempt to stop me from speaking out for girls' education. Today, I attend my first lectures at Oxford.” A picture of a laptop with three school books on logic accompanied the post. Congratulatory messages poured in for the young star.
Yousafzai was formally admitted to Lady Margaret Hall in August to study philosophy, politics, and economics. It is the same Oxford College that Benazir Bhutto went to in the 1970s. She became the first female prime minister of Pakistan.
It was on her way to school in 2012 when Taliban militants boarded her bus and opened fire, also injuring two of her schoolmates. She had been writing an anonymous blog about life under Taliban rule and the shooting was an attempt to silence her. After recovering from her injuries in England, she was able to attend Edgbaston High School.
She has done so much for the education of women that it only justified if she pursues her own. Malala’s tweet was retweeted several times within in a few hours. The world is proud of this Noble laureate.