Argyris Koumtzis: The blind student of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki who got a diploma with 9.3

Argyris is already completing his PhD with a four-year fellowship at Max Planc, an international school of solar and space physics in Germany.

Those who attended the Faculty of Physics of the Aristotle University today were thrilled with the moment, as Argyris Koumtzis was among the young graduates, who not only excelled but proved that when you have the will you can achieve everything.

Argyris, who managed to get his diploma with 9.3, is blind and had to overcome many obstacles to realize his dream, because of the difficulty of the Physics Department in the courses and laboratories, blind students could not attend School. But the young man did not put it down and not only managed to get into the department but also became a role model student.

“I had done a lot of swearing-in as a Cosmeticist in the past, but today I was very excited. It is the oath of Argiris Koumtzis ,. There was a fight to be accepted – with a happy ending. The Quaestor said of the power of “will.” Argyris opened the way. The fact that he was blind did not “finally stand in the way”. 9.39, first read the oath in the Physics section. Congratulations, ”wrote Dimitra Kogidou, Professor of Psychology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in a post on her Facebook account.

It is noted that Argyris Koumtzis was rejected in 2014 by the Physics Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki because he was blind, as the department’s regulation did not allow candidates with disabilities in the upper extremities or vision loss. However, with the intervention of the then Minister of Education, Andrea Loverdou paved the way to study Physics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Neapoli-Sykewn Mayor Simos Danilides also intervened in the situation, who, with successive letters and speeches from the leadership of the Ministry of Education, and personally to Minister Andrea Loverdos, demanded that the university build the facilities for the schools.

“We are confident that Argyris’ faith and dedication to science will lead him to excellence in science and we will praise him as a Greek and our conscience. It is a brilliant scientific mind that started in our schools and opened the way for all students with disabilities, ”said Mayor Simos Danilides.

Argyris is already completing his PhD with a four-year fellowship at Max Planc, an international school of solar and space physics at Gottingen University in Germany.

Check out the post by Dimitra Kogidou, where we also got the photos:

Συμβαίνει τώρα Ειχα κανει πολλές ορκωμοσίες ως Κοσμητορισσα στο παρελθον,, σημερα ομως συγκινηθηκα πολυ. Ειναι η…

Δημοσιεύτηκε από ΔΗΜΗΤΡΑ ΚΟΓΚΙΔΟΥ στις Πέμπτη, 14 Νοεμβρίου 2019

Article translated from Greek by Lampros Yiangou(AbleBook)