Malala Yousafzai said it is "the happiest moment" that she is returning to school following her attack.
She said, "I want to learn about politics, about social rights and about the law. I want to learn how to bring change in this world":
Malala Yousafzai has spent her first day at school since being attacked by the Taliban in October last year.
The 15-year-old was shot in the head for campaigning for girls' education
While making her way to Edgbaston High School for Girls in Birmingham, Malala told her father Ziauddin, "It is an honour for me and it's what I dreamed ... I'm on my way to my dream":
UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown said today is a "great day" for Malala Yousafzai.
Mr Brown said in a statement:
This is a great day for Malala, for her family - and for the cause of education worldwide.
By her courage, Malala shows that nothing - not even bullets, intimidation or death threats - can stand in the way of the right of every girl to an education.
I wish Malala and her family well as her courageous recovery continues.
The University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust has released a video showing Malala Yousafzai undergoing cranial reconstructive surgery:
Malala Yousafzai, who was attacked by the Taliban last October, said her mission remains the same, "to help people".
Speaking from her hospital bed after a five-hour operation at the weekend, Malala said, "I'm feeling alright and I'm happy that both the operations are successful".
"I can walk a little bit, I can talk and I am feeling better, and it doesn't seem that I had a very big operation", she told Critical Care consultant Dr Mav Manji at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
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A hospital spokeswoman said Malala's medical team were "very pleased" with her progress following the operations, which lasted for around five hours.
Both operations were a success and Malala is now recovering in hospital.
Her condition is described as stable and her medical team are very pleased with the progress she has made so far.
She is awake and talking to staff and members of her family.
Malala Yousufzai is awake and talking to staff and members of her family after having cranial reconstruction.
Both operations were a success and Malala is recovering in hospital. Her condition is stable and her medical team are “very pleased”.
The hospital treating Malala Yousufzai has confirmed that she underwent surgery yesterday.
The procedures carried out at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham were a cranial reconstruction and cochlear implantation.