Malala Yousafzai graduated from Oxford University on Friday, nine years after being shot by the Taliban for advocating for girls’ education in Pakistan.
The youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate, aged 24, came to Instagram to share moving photographs of her graduation ceremony, which Covid postponed until the autumn of 2021.
Malala was spotted with her pleased parents Ziauddin and Toor Pekai Yousafzai, and new husband Asser Malik, outside the institution.
Earlier this year, the Taliban banned females from secondary education and replaced the women’s ministry with an all-male ‘vice and virtue’ ministry
‘Some Latin was uttered and supposedly I got a degree,’ Malala joked in a series of photos taken on campus with friends and family.
‘The spot we originally met seemed a bit more special on Malala’s graduation day,’ said Malala’s new husband on Twitter.
Led by a conservative faction that promised less repression than the administration of the 1990s, when women were mainly barred from school and employment.
But the education ministry’s order was the latest attack on women’s rights.
Ms Yousafzai was 15 when she was killed by a Taliban gunman while pushing for girls’ education in Pakistan.
After a miraculous recovery in Britain, she resumed her astonishing job. Malala became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize recipient in 2014, aged 17.
Her father, Yousafazi, a former teacher who openly opposed the Taliban’s efforts to shut girls’ schools, molded her impassioned views on gender equality.
Malala had previously told British Vogue she cherished ‘every minute’ at Oxford University, including visiting McDonald’s and playing poker.
‘I was enthused about virtually everything,’ he added. Going to McDonald’s, poker with buddies, or a discussion or event.
‘I was loving every minute because I had never seen so much.’
“I was healing from the tragedy, traveling across the globe, writing a book, shooting a documentary, and so many things were happening,” she added.
‘At university, I finally found myself.’
After leaving Pakistan, Ms Yousafzai studied in Birmingham, where her popularity damaged her grades.
People would ask her, “How was it meeting Emma Watson, Angelina Jolie, or Obama?”
‘I’d be speechless. It’s weird because you want to be a student and a friend, not a Malala.’
Malala stunned her millions of global followers by marrying in a tiny, heartfelt ceremony at her Birmingham home.