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Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai attends her first lecture at Oxford University, tweets photo

Five years after she was shot at in an attempt to stop her from speaking out for girls’ education, Malala Yousafzai tweets from her first Oxford lecture.

world Updated: Oct 10, 2017 11:36 IST
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Malala Yousafzai is studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Oxford University.
Malala Yousafzai is studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Oxford University.(Reuters)

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, who had been offered a place to study at the University of Oxford after her A-level results, attended her first lecture on Monday.

She tweeted a picture of three books and captioned it thus, “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.”

The 20-year-old is studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Oxford University. Incidentally, PPE was also the course of choice of former Pakistan PM Benazir Bhutto — a post Yousafzai dreams of running for. “In Pakistan, unfortunately, they haven’t really seen a trustworthy leader yet,” Yousafzai had told Hindustan Times in an October 2015 interview.

The education activist’s tweet has garnered over 2 lakh retweets in less than a day and nearly 7 lakh ‘likes’.

Yousafzai also engaged in friendly banter with her brother Khushal Yousafzai, much to the delight of Twitterati.

Khushal ended the conversation with a tongue-in-cheek comment saying, “He never wanted to go to Oxford anyway”.

In 2012, Yousafzai was shot at by the Taliban for her advocacy of girls education in Pakistan. After undergoing surgery and rehabilitation in Birmingham, she said she got a ‘second life’ devoted to education.