Malala is now an Oxford graduate

Congratulations are in order for Malala Yousafzai as she graduates from Oxford University in a virtual graduation ceremony.

The activist was also part of the popular lineup in YouTube original, Dear Class of 2020 – where Michelle Obama, Beyoncé and more stars came together to celebrate the graduates. YouTube shared a 12-second clip of Malala from the special virtual commencement ceremony.

“Don’t be defined by what you lose in this crisis but by how you respond to it,” the 22-year-old shared. “You have gained your education, now it’s time that you go out and use it for the betterment of the world. Congratulations to the class of 2020.”


The virtual commencement event brought together inspirational leaders, celebrities and YouTube creators to celebrate graduates, their families and their local communities.

Other than the Obamas and Malala, the event included popular K-Pop band BTS which brought the Dear Class Of 2020 YouTube event to a roaring close with a 12-minute performance of three hit songs.

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