Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate and an advocate for education, has lauded Mahnoor Cheema, a fellow Pakistani who achieved a record-breaking 34 A-star GCSE grades, setting a new UK and global record.
Cheema and her family were invited to a lunch organized by Malala, who praised Cheema as an inspiration to young people in Pakistan and around the world for her many accomplishments at the age of just 16.
Following Cheema’s admission that Malala had been an inspiration to her since she was seven years old and that she kept posters of Malala in her bedroom, the two women met. Because of Malala’s unwavering fortitude in the face of difficulties, kindness, humility, and loyalty, she views her as her role model.
Malala and Mahnoor’s parents joined other diners for dinner at a London restaurant.
Mahnoor Cheema, a 16-year-old British Pakistani student, broke a new record last week by passing an astounding total of 34 courses at the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) level, making history both domestically and globally.
She completed 34 subjects in all, making it the most subjects ever taken by a student in the history of the UK and EU GCSEs. She passed 17 subjects with A* marks as a private candidate in year 10, then she added 17 more in year 11.
Mahnoor Cheema and Malala Yousafzai spoke exclusively to The News about Oxford University, foods, fame, dreams, and academic achievement.
An overjoyed Cheema expressed her thoughts on meeting the Nobel Prize laureate, saying that it was everything she could have wanted for.
“I’ve had a very strange experience with this. My childhood desire has always been to meet Malala because I have found her to be such an inspiration.
She is putting a lot of effort into the emancipation of young women and has distinguished herself as a pioneer for female education as a Pakistani. For me, this is the realization of a dream, she added.
The Nobel Prize winner expressed her joy in Mahnoor Cheema. Mahnoor had an outstanding performance, she remarked.
The fact that a Pakistani girl like Mahnoor has accomplished something so inspiring is a source of great pride for all Pakistanis and other nations.
She has motivated many young people; I aspire for girls everywhere to have access to school, so seeing girls succeeding and working hard like Mahnoor makes me happy.
Mahnoor is motivating other girls with the message that you can do anything in life as long as you study hard and get high grades to realize your goals, and I hope that females around the world will succeed and scale the educational ladder. Mahnoor has my sincere congratulations, and I wish her the best.
Cheema has stated her desire to go to Oxford University to study medicine. Malala already holds a degree in philosophy, politics, and economics from Oxford University. They explored what it’s like to study and live in Oxford.
According to Malala, Mahnoor is an excellent student who is clever, diligent, and smart. She will receive offers from all top universities, including Oxford, if she keeps up her excellence, inshallah. There, she may realize her dreams, and I couldn’t be happier for Mahnoor. She will undoubtedly keep shining, and I believe that she will continue to make us proud.
She informed me she wants to pursue medicine because she is a determined young woman who wants to help people. I asked her what she wanted to be and she said that her main goals is to help people who don’t have access to basic healthcare facilities.
I am inspired by her dedication to helping others and giving back to society, and I have every confidence that she will be able to attend any university she chooses and make a significant contribution to humanity in the future.
Cheema said that Malala gave her advice on how to survive Oxford University, connect work and social life, compose a strong personal statement, and behave in interviews.
The 16-year-old stated that Malala Yousafzai was introduced to the world for the first time in Pakistan when she was given a newspaper by her mother and instructed to read a story about the little girl. “My mother handed me a newspaper, and I learned for the first time how Malala expressed extreme bravery and resilience in the face of threats to her life,” the speaker recalled.
Despite numerous worries for her safety, she has never wavered in her fight for young women’s rights and their education. She keeps up the fight for what she stands for. I was already seven years old when I realized how much we shared.
She thanked Yousafzai for welcoming her family and supporting her. The dinner was amazing, she said.
Everything was amazing. It was Indian food, including lamb chops and Hyderabadi Biryani.
Cheema’s IQ, which has been acknowledged beyond her academic achievements, has been measured at 161 on the Mensa IQ Test, the oldest and most illustrious high IQ society in the world.
This puts her among the top 1% of the global population in terms of intelligence. Additionally, she earned a distinction for passing Grade 8 ABRSM Music Theory and Practical. She is one of the youngest people learning a music diploma in the UK.
Additionally, she was selected for the famous John Locke essay competition, whose results will be revealed at an Oxford event later this year.
She completed the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) and the Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT) at the age of 15, placing in the 99th percentile of test takers with a score of 3290 in order to pursue her goal of studying medicine at the University of Oxford.
Her enthusiasm for medicine, along with her stellar performance history, make her a promising future medical professional.