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Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate. She is known mainly for human rights advocacy for education & for women in her native Swat Valley in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of northwest Pakistan, where the local Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school.


United Kingdom (23 August 2015) – Even though this young prodigy has already won the Nobel Peace Prize, she clearly has not been neglecting her schoolwork.

The 18-year-old’s proud dad took to Twitter to reveal that she scored six A* & four more A grades in her GCSEs.

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The Edgbaston High School for Girls pupil hit the books despite continuing her worldwide campaign for girls’ education.

The grades included A*s in maths, biology, chemistry and physics, & As in history & geography.

Malala also achieved an A* in religious studies, as well as As in English language & literature.

Her school had an overall pass rate of 98.3 per cent in the GCSE results, released on Thursday.
It said 28 per cent of pupils achieved nine or more A* grades.

Malala’s family settled in Birmingham when she was flown to the city for emergency treatment after being shot in the head in her native Pakistan in 2012.

She was targeted by the Pakistani Taliban over her outspoken education campaign.

The teenager was chosen to open the new £189 million Library of Birmingham in 2013 & has continued her campaigning through her non-profit organisation, the Malala Fund.

Last year, she become the youngest Nobel Peace Prize recipient & was jointly awarded the honour with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian child rights campaigner

She said: “I want to serve my country and my dream is that my country becomes a developed country and I see every child get an education,”

Malala said she was inspired by Benazir Bhutto, who twice served as Pakistan’s Prime Minister before her murder in 2007.


Sources: DICT / Plastics SA – Newsletter
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