Outstanding Bidayuh math student gets incentive

Aezzra (right) in a photograph with Jerip (centre) after receiving the education incentive.

KUCHING: Bidayuh student, Aezzra Marvin Vincent, brought honour to Malaysia when he was recognised as the top scorer in the world for Mathematics by Cambridge Assessment International Education recently.

Today, Aezzra, 21, received a RM5,000 education incentive from Assistant Transport Minister Datuk Dr Jerip Susil during a simple handover ceremony.

Aezzra scored the highest mark in the world in Mathematics for the Cambridge Assessment International Examination (Advanced Subsidiary Level) July 2019 examinations.

Aezzra completed his German A-Level Preparatory Programme at the German-Malaysian Institute in Kajang, Selangor. He also passed his German language examination.

“I was supposed to attend a six-month German language class in Germany but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, I attended online classes and passed the examination,” said Aezzra, whose father is from Kampung Giam, Padawan and mother from Kampung Engkeroh, Serian.

Aezzra showing a photocopy of his Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards

The Mara scholar is now waiting for the offer to pursue a degree in chemical engineering at a prestigious university in Germany.

“I will study hard at the university in Germany and make full use of the opportunities given to me to excel in my studies,” he said.

He said his goal in life was to just to find a way to give back to the community by developing something new in any kind of sector.

Azerra, who loves Science and Mathematics since he was young, thanked his parents for nurturing his interest in these subjects.

He added he does a lot of practice which makes it easier for him to understand during classes.

At the same function, Dr Jerip who is also the Mambong assemblyman, also handed over a RM50,000 grant to Kampung Gerung Seventh-Day Adventist Church.