Malala Yousafzai ,24 graduates from Oxford University 9 years after being shot by the Taliban
Malala Yousafzai graduated from Oxford University with a philosophy, politics and economics degree on Friday, nine years after being shot by the Taliban after campaigning for girls to be to be educated in her native Pakistan.
The youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, now 24, took to Instagram to share moving pictures of her graduation ceremony, which was initially due to take place in May 2020, but was delayed by Covid and moved to the Autumn of 2021.
Malala was seen posing in her hat and gown as she stood by the university, as well as alongside her proud parents Ziauddin Yousafzai and Toor Pekai Yousafzai and new husband Asser Malik.
It comes just months after the Taliban excluded girls from returning to secondary school and replaced Afghanistan's women's ministry with an all-male 'vice and virtue' department.
Malala was seen posing in her hat and gown as she stood by the university, as well as alongside her new husband Asser Malik
Sharing pictures on campus and surrounded by friends and family, Malala looked radiant and light-heartedly captioned the snaps: 'Some Latin was said and apparently I have a degree'.
The post racked up over 600,000 likes and thousands of messages of congratulations from her followers.
Malala's new husband also celebrated her graduation with two photos to Twitter, writing: 'The place we first met felt a little more special on Malala's graduation day'.
In September Islamists excluded girls from returning to secondary school in Afghanistan, but ordered boys and male teachers back to the classroom.