Malala: Don’t Name School After Me

    Pakistani children pray for the early recovery of child activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head in a Taliban assassination attempt, next to her photograph as they pay tribute in Karachi on October 12, 2012. Pakistanis at mosques across the country prayed Friday for the recovery of a schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban as doctors said the next two days were critical. AFP PHOTO / ASIF HASSAN        (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Malala Yousafzai, who survived after being shot in the head by the Taliban in October for advocating girls' education, has already run into problems with her fans. In November, a Pakistani provincial government changed the name of its Government Girls Degree College to Government Malala Yousafzai Girls Degree College. But students soon began protesting, fearing that being linked with such a controversial figure put their lives in danger. Yousafzai called the government on Monday to request that students' wishes for another name change be heeded and was told that those in charge would "consider" her wishes. In the meantime, the school has been closed in the wake of student protests.

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