He was invited to join Mensa after scoring 142 on the Stanford Binet test, a cognitive ability assessment used to measure IQ
A three-year-old Malaysian boy is currently the youngest member to join Mensa UK, the largest and oldest international high IQ society in the world.
Muhammad Haryz Nadzim who lives in the UK with his parents was invited to join Mensa after scoring 142 on the Stanford Binet test, a cognitive ability assessment used to measure IQ (intelligence quotient). The test was a combination of reading, math, memorization, and logical thinking questions.
According to the British Mensa website an individual must demonstrate an IQ in the top two per cent of the population to become a member. Children below 10 years have to be assessed by an educational psychologist to determine their IQ score. Haryz was tested by Dr Lyn Kendall, a psychologist who specialises in gifted children. His score of 99.7th percentile puts him in the top 0.3 per cent of the population.
Haryz mother Nur Anira Asyikin, an engineer living in England saw signs of his intellect when he was named in the honor roll for advanced students in math and reading subjects during nursery school. He can also read the whole of his favourite storybooks.
“He is very much a three-year-old in every other sense. He enjoys jumping in puddles, painting, singing, all the normal stuff for a child of that age,” Ms Anira said.
Haryz parents hoped that this will be the first step in his journey towards achieving great things and giving back to society.