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Malala Yousafzai lands a place at Oxford University

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 01:14

Education rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai tweets her delight and being given a place at Oxford University. David Doyle reports.

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She won the Nobel Peace Prize for her campaign against Taliban efforts to deny women education, and now Malala Yousafzai has won something else: a place at one of the UK's most prestigious educational establishments, Oxford University. The 20-year-old, who lives in Britain, tweeting her delight on Tuesday (August 17) as students across the UK received their final school results. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MALALA YOUSAFZAI, SAYING: "The extremists tried all their best to stop me, they tried to kill me and they didn't succeed. And it is a clear evidence that no one can stop me. And this means that now this is a new life, this is a second life and it is for the purpose of education." The Pakistani education activist came to prominence when a Taliban gunman shot her in the head in 2012 - she was just 17. She was treated in the UK and, after recovering from the attack, attended school there. Yousafzai has been accepted to study Politics, Philosophy and Economics. Previous students of the same course at Oxford include former British Prime Minister David Cameron and late Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

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Malala Yousafzai lands a place at Oxford University

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 01:14