RECTOR: COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM STUDENTS PLACED AS PEACE SOLUTIONS

Palu, - Rector of the State Islamic Institute (IAIN) Palu, Central Sulawesi, Prof. Dr. H. Sagaf S Pettalongi MPd emphasized community service program participants (KKN) to build and develop the spirit of religious values in the community.

"The emphasis is on how KKN participants can build mental, religious spirit, Islamic values spirit that rahmatan lil ‘alaamin," said Rector IAIN Palu Prof. Dr. H Sagaf S Pettalongi MPd, Monday.

Prof. Sagaf Pettalongi said KKN participants should put Islam in place, as well as positioning Islam as a solution to bring peace to the region.

"KKN participants should build islamic spirit that rahmatan lil ‘alaamiin, so that islam really be the solution to realize peace," said prof. sagaf pettalongi.

He said KKN students should refer to the main principle, which is derived from state Islamic universities. Therefore, the nuance of religious, emotional and social coaching is maximized in the community. This is certainly without undermining the administrative physical activities to support the sub-district and village levels of government, while at the location of KKN.

"KKN is a form of dedication of university especially students to the community. Through KKN students are considered having participation and dedication to the region, nation and state, "he said.

This Education Management expert hopes that KKN participants can build good interaction and communication pattern in the society. And, he said, able to adapt in the community according to customs and culture that is upheld by the local community.

KKN students should not create groups, plot, frictions, whether it concerns opinions, thoughts, or certain streams," he said.

He emphasized KKN students not to offend and conduct actions that could have adverse impacts and tangles to the tribe, religion and race.

Rector of IAIN Palu Prof. Dr. H Sagaf S Pettalongi MPd, has released 524 KKN students from various departments and faculties on Sunday 18/2.

Students who have been released to implement KKN will occupy two districts in West Sulawesi Province and one Regency in Central Sulawesi Province.

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