Malala included in GCSE UK curriculum


Youngest Nobel Prize laureate and Pakistani activist for female education Malala has been included in the Religious Studies curriculum for General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in the United Kingdom.

This news was shared by her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, who took to Twitter to express his pride that his daughter’s name had been included in the textbook among names of individuals who have campaigned for human rights, such as the prominent 20th-century civil rights activist Martin Luther King.

According to the official website, the Religious Studies curriculum provides a critical and sympathetic approach to the study of religion as learners reflect on religious responses to moral issues, identify and explore questions about the meaning of life, and recognise the contribution of religion to patterns of belief and behaviour.

Malala, currently a student of Oxford University was shot by a Taliban gunman in 2012 for campaigning for girls’ rights and education in the conservative Swat Valley, however, she recovered and since then has been a strong advocate of girls’ education and rights across the world.