Education activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has yet again made her parents and Pakistan proud after scoring excellent results in the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE). The 18-year-old has scored six A*s and four As in the GCSE results, which were declared recently.
Malala's father, Ziauddin Yousafzai expressed his happiness by posting his daughter's grades on Twitter, asserting that he and his wife are proud of her.
Malala was a student of Edgbaston High School for Girls at Birmingham, where she hardly missed a class in spite of attending several seminars and interviews around the world. "I will only miss school for an engagement if it is going to bring real change. That is the question I have to ask myself with each request and if the answer is yes, I say, OK, I will sacrifice one day of my school for the education of millions of children who are out of school," The Guardian quoted Malala as saying earlier.
The young activist, who considers Benazir Bhutto as her role model, also stated that she has no plans to leave UK until she finishes her higher education. "I want to get my education- a good university education. A lot of politicians have studied in Oxford, like Benazir Bhutto. My dream is to empower myself with education, and then it is a weapon," added Malala.
She and her family have been staying in UK ever since she was admitted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, after being shot by Taliban in Pakistan for demanding education for girls.