Malala Yousafzai's GCSE Exam Grades Are A Slap On The Face Of The Taliban

22/08/2015 10:08 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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DENVER, CO - June 24: Malala Yousafzai, 17, speaks about her life before and after living under Taliban regime in Pakistan on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at the Bellco Theater in Denver, Colorado. Yousafzai, who won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, is an advocate for education, especially for girls and women. She was shot in 2012 by the Taliban on her way home from school with friends for speaking out against girls getting the opportunity to get an education. (Photo By Brent Lewis/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Malala Yousafzai, the youngest person ever to win the Nobel peace prize, has another reason to celebrate after posting a string of top grades in her GCSEs, a set of important exams faced by British teenagers.

Her father Ziauddin Yousafzai said on Twitter on Friday his 18-year-old daughter had achieved six A*s and four As, placing her in the top tier of school kids to take the exam.

After rising to global fame as an education activist after she was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan in 2012, her family resettled in Birmingham in Britain.

Last year she became the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

Yousafzai, whose own education was disrupted when she was attacked and moved to Britain for rehabilitation, sat her exams two years after most British teenagers take them.

Pakistani media praised her good results. “Nothing that Malala Yousafzai achieves seems startling any more but she continues to make Pakistan proud," said the Express Tribune, an English-language Pakistani newspaper.

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