Malala Attends Her First Lecture At Oxford University

The Nobel Peace Prize winner tweeted a picture from her first philopshopy class five years after being shot by the Taliban.

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Most of us worked hard to get into university, but few have experienced a journey like Malala Yousafzai.

The 20-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner tweeted a picture from her first class at Oxford University, a mere five years after she was shot in the head by militants in Pakistan.

Featuring three heavy-looking philosophy books (which we assume she's already read), she wrote alongside it: 'Five 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.'

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In less than 24 hours, more than 240,000 people had liked the post, which had been retweeted more than 770,000 times.

Thousands of well-wishers also responded with messages of congratulations. Among them was her brother, Khushal Yousafzai, who tweeted in reply: 'Sorry for being a headache for the last 5 years. So grateful you are still with us. Ik (I know) you miss me but i am coming to oxford in 2years.

To which Malala replied: 'Okay, after two years, I am going to change my university then'

But others also were over the moon for Malala:

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Malala accepted her place at Oxford university back in August at Lady Margaret Hall college and although she didn't reveal her grades, told a conference she had received an offer (which was conditional on achieving three As at A-level). The activist is following in the footsteps of many world leaders and prime ministers by studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE).

The activist narrowly avoided death in 2012 after being shot in the head by the Pakistani Taliban for her outspoken campaigning over young girls' rights to an education.

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