Why Malala Yousafzai got scared on Nobel Prize announcement day
Malala Yousafzai won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, becoming the youngest recipient of the award. She came to prominence when she was shot at by Taliban for extolling the need for female education in Pakistan. (Image courtesy: Wikimedia commons)
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Mar 12, 2017, 03.10 AM
Malala Yousafzai revealed she was scared and thought she was in trouble when the deputy headteacher of her school in Birmingham asked her to step outside the class on the day the Nobel Peace Prize winner was announced, Guardian reported.
Yousafzai, giving a speech at the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) annual conference, said: "Suddenly, our deputy headteacher appears in the classroom and I’m just quite shocked, because why would she call me? I thought I was in trouble or something. She called me outside and I went and she said: ‘You have won the Nobel peace prize.’ So it was a big surprise, and I said: ‘Thank you.’”
Yousafzai, who was shot at by Pakistan Taliban in 2012 for speaking in support of female education in Pakistan, had won the Nobel Prize in 2014.
The 19-year-old is currently preparing for her A-Levels at a girls' school in Birmingham, UK.
She also said she had received an offer from a UK university to study politics, philosophy and economics after completing her school, though she didn't divulge the name of the university.
The teenager, who is a fierce advocate for education for girls, told the audience that she had received a conditional offer from the university.
"I need to get three As, that's what my focus is right now," she said.