Is there anything Malala Yousafzai can’t do? She is still but a teenager, who has received the Nobel Peace Prize, among many other accolades. She is a human rights activist and a fervent campaigner for girls’ education. Her birthday has been declared as ‘Malala Day’ by the United Nations to acknowledge and applaud her fight for equal access to education.
As another add-on to her illustrious list of achievements, Yousafzai has now given an admission interview at the prestigious Oxford University for studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics.
According to a PTI report, like any other aspirant, Youzafsai is eagerly waiting for the results after her interview with professors at Lady Margaret Hall, the first Oxford University college to educate women.The author of two books has often expressed her aspiration to lead and become the Prime Minister of Pakistan in many interviews. And her choice of majors are also the ones which were pursued by prominent British politicians, civil society activists and media representatives in the past.
In fact, PPE were also the majors of Benazir Bhutto at Lady Margaret Hall, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, whom Youzafsai looks up to. Speaking to Newsweek, she reflected on the interview saying, “It was the hardest interview of my life. I just get scared when I think of the interview. I don’t want to think back.”
Malala Yousafzai was catapulted to a public life after she was shot by the Taliban in 2012 for advocating girls’ education in her native Swat valley. Now, with access to politicians, world leaders and celebrities alike, her reserve has been only made stronger to continue doing what she believes in. Yousafzai has also applied to London School of Economics, University of Warwick and Durham University and visited Stanford University in the US.