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Malala Yousafzai Celebrates Completion Of Her Oxford Degree With Family


Pakistani activist and Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai recently graduated from Oxford with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics in a virtual graduation ceremony.

The 22-year-old, who survived a shot to the head by Taliban soldiers, studied politics, philosophy, and economics.

Malala took to Twitter to express her “joy and gratitude” after finishing her final exams at Oxford University.

Tweeting earlier, she said: “I don’t know what’s ahead. For now, it will be Netflix, reading and sleep.”

Excited at her milestone, Malala posted a photo of her with family, cutting a cake. “Hard to express my joy and gratitude right now as I completed my Philosophy, Politics and Economics degree at Oxford,” she wrote.

Ms Yousafzai tweeted two photos as she announced the news of her degree completion. In one picture, she is celebrating with her parents and two brothers in front of a graduation cake.

The other was taken after a “trashing”, a tradition at the university where students are covered with food and confetti after completing their exams.

Global leaders and celebrities joined Malala in the YouTube special, #DearClassof2020.

Malala was also part of the popular lineup in YouTube original, Dear Class of 2020 – where Michelle Obama, Beyoncé and more stars came together to celebrate the graduates on June 8.

The activist first shared the news of her graduation when she participated in #DearClassof2020 and also shared shestill had “four more exams to go”.

The virtual commencement event brought together inspirational leaders, celebrities and YouTube creators to celebrate graduates, their families and their local communities.

YouTube shared a 12-second clip of Malala from the special virtual commencement ceremony.

The YouTube post read, “Congratulations on your graduation, Malala! We’re honoured to share your words and celebrate you as a member of the unstoppable Class of 2020.”

“You have gained your education, now it’s time that you go out and use it for the betterment of the world. Congratulations to the class of 2020,” said the 22-year-old in the short YouTube clip.

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Besides the Obamas and Malala, the YouTube event also included popular K-Pop band BTS which brought the Dear Class Of 2020 YouTube event to a roaring close with a 12-minute performance of three hit songs.


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