Malala Yousafzai graduates from Oxford

Nobel laureate took part in a star-studded online event to encourage students who missed out on their graduation this year owing to the pandemic


KARACHI: Activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has graduated from the prestigious University of Oxford.

Malala took part in an online graduation ceremony, where she also spoke at. The star-studded Dear Class of 2020 was streamed live on Sunday to help fill in the gap for students graduating this year.

In her speech, Malala spoke about how her last few months at Oxford had been challenging due to the unprecedented lockdown that has been placed worldover due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

“When I pictured my last few months at Oxford, I saw myself working in the library, studying day and night, and in the end celebrating our achievements with my friends,” she said, adding, “but now I’m in my house, stuck in my room while my brothers interrupt and annoy me.”

Malala went on to say that “while this is not the ending we imaged, our education will outlast any part of ceremony”.

“Don’t be defined by what you lose in this crisis but by how to you respond to it,” she said. 

Other speakers at the online event included Michelle and Barack Obama, Beyoncé, K-pop boy band BTS, Bill Gates and many others. 

Watch it below here: 

 

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