M. Faiz Awwaludin Almubarok, the youngest freshman of UNAIR in Pesantren Mahasiswa Baitul Hikmah. (Photo: Nuri Hermawan)
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UNAIR NEWS – As usual in Universitas Airlangga’s admission there is always the youngest freshman. This year, it is M. Faiz Awwaludin Almubarok, the freshmen who is only 15 years. The student known as Faiz was admitted as the student of Medicine through Outstanding Islamic Student Scholarship Program (PBSB).

The student born on December 11, 2001 admitted that has never targeted himself to be the youngest freshman.

“Neither I nor my parents have targeted to be the youngest student even I went through my junior high school in an acceleration class. I went through senior high school three years, so I won’t be very different from the other students during college,” he explained.

Faiz also has decided to study at UNAIR as well as learn in an Islamic boarding school in Pesantren Mahasiswa Baitul Hikmah not far from Campus B UNAIR.

Asked about his motivation, Faiz answered that both of his parents motivated him for it. He is determined to study Islam even further during his college.

“My father is a religious figure in the community, I want to follow in his footsteps and learn Islam even further,” he stated.

Regarding his aspiration to be a doctor, Faiz said that he has wanted to be one since his childhood. He ever had a surgery and it even made him admire medical profession even more.

“I have always wanted to be a doctor since I was a child. I had a surgery once and it looked really cool to be a doctor,” he recalled.

  1. Irhamni as the parent said that he had never forced him to be a doctor. As parent, he always motivates and gives the best education.

“We realize that my son will go through it all, we just motivate him. Even when he wanted to stay in an Islamic boarding school, we support him and alhamdulillah he also has determination to learn Islam even further,” he said.

Author: Nuri Hermawan

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