Malala Yousafzai has graduated from Oxford University

Malala Yousafzai, the education activist who was shot by the Taliban, earned a degree in philosophy, politics, and economics from Oxford University.

The Nobel Peace Prize recipient completed her course a year and a half ago, but her graduation celebration was postponed by the institution.

“Some Latin was said and apparently I have a degree,” the 24-year-old captioned photos of herself in a hat and gown on her Instagram profile.

On campus, she was photographed with her friends and her husband, Asser Malik. A photo of her parents, Ziauddin and Toor Pekai Yousafzai, bending in to kiss her on the cheek was also included.

Mr Malik congratulated Ms. Yousafzai on her achievement by posting two photos, one of him and Ms. Yousafzai and the other of their family.

“The place we first met felt a little more special on Malala’s graduation day,” he wrote on Twitter.

The pair married in a tiny ceremony in Birmingham at the beginning of this month.

Ms Yousafzai was 15 years old when she was shot in the head, neck, and shoulder by a Taliban gunman as she was walking home from school in Pakistan. She was singled out after speaking out in support of girls’ right to education.

The activist sought medical care in Birmingham, where she recovered and enrolled in the all-girls Edgbaston High School.

She was the youngest person to ever win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, and she later moved on to Oxford University to study.

She previously told British Vogue that she “finally” found time for herself during her studies while at university.

“I was excited about literally anything,” she said. “Going to McDonald’s or playing poker with my friends or going to a talk or an event.

“I was enjoying each and every moment because I had not seen that much before.”

She continues to advocate for girls’ education through the Malala Fund.

When the Taliban reopened schools across the country for boys only in September, it effectively excluded Afghan girls from secondary education.

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