Students of IAIN Palu Faculty of Tarbiyah and Teacher Training, were discussing in the front park of the faculty building on Thursday.
Rector of the State Islamic Institute (IAIN) in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Prof. Dr. H. Sagaf S Pettalongi M.Pd said that the students of IAIN Palu, if they are able to memorize 30 juz Qur’an, would be released from the obligation to pay SPP / Single Tuition (UKT) for eight semesters.
"For students who memorize 30 Juz, the entire SPP / UKT costs will be borne by IAIN Palu. IAIN Palu will free the student from the obligation to pay tuition fees for eight semesters (first level)," said Prof. Sagaf Pettalongi M.Pd, at IAIN Palu, Thursday.
New students in 2019 should be happy and proud, because they get good news from the leadership of IAIN Palu regarding scholarships to students who are able to memorize the Quran (hafiz).
Providing scholarships to new students and students who temporarily attend the lecture process at all semester levels for the undergraduate level (S1), as a motivation to study the Quran.
On the one hand, the policy was to support the efforts of the Palu IAIN to print moderate Muslim intellectuals, which are now taking place at the initial stage (the first entrance), coaching in Mahad Al Jamiah.
Prof. Sagaf stated, his party had allocated a number of budgets and mapping related to the Hafiz Quran scholarship, starting from memorizing 30 Juz, 20 Juz and 10 Juz Quran.
"There is a distribution, each student memorizes 30 Juz, 20 Juz and 10 Juz are given a scholarship. For those who are 30 Juz, they are free of SPP / UKT fees," he stressed.
This is to provide motivation and enthusiasm for students to read, write and memorize the Qur’an. However, this is not a prohibition that students may not study general science and technology.
"Please study technology, general science, and other scientific developments. However, don't forget to read and memorize the Qur’an," he said.
Deputy Rector for Planning and Finance of IAIN Palu, Dr. Kamaruddin confirmed that the Palu IAIN was allocating a budget for the hafiz Qur'an scholarship, for students.
He asserted, not only new students, but students who are undergoing lectures, can also receive the scholarship. With the condition of having to memorize the Quran, according to the category 30 Juz, 20 Juz or 10 Juz