Palu, 2/3 - The State Islamic Institute (IAIN) of Palu, Central Sulawesi, will rebuild student sports facilities which were totally damaged due to the tsunami on September 28, 2018.

"All student sports facilities are damaged, we will rebuild," said IAIN Palu Rector Prof. Dr. H. Sagaf S Pettalongi, M.Pd in Palu on Saturday.

Sports facilities include futsal courts, volley ball courts, basketball courts, wall climbing, takraw fields totally damaged by the tsunami.

Until now, no trace of the sport facilities was found, because of the tsunami mudslide that afternoon.

IAIN Palu has national standard sports facilities. The sports facility was built when IAIN Palu hosted the national scale event organizers of the Sports Arts and Research Scientific Week (PIONIR) in 2015 which was followed by all state Islamic religious colleges throughout Indonesia.

Losses due to damage to sports facilities, estimated at billions of rupiah. However, Prof. Sagaf Pettalongi remained committed and convinced students that sports facilities supporting academic activities and the talents and interests of students must be rebuilt.

Efforts to rebuild sports facilities are in line with the vision of Prof. Sagaf Pettalongi who wants to make IAIN Palu as a qualified and competitive university in Central Sulawesi.

In addition to sports facilities, the Education Management Expert said, Palu IAIN will also build a three-story building for the Student Senate, Student Council, and Student Activity Unit which is equipped with representative meeting rooms and sports facilities such as table tennis and badminton.

The rebuilding of sports facilities, the study center building including organizational offices needed a long process.

Prof. Sagaf Pettalongi appreciated the students' response to participate and involve themselves in socializing the campus related to the admission of new students to the SPAN line.

"I also appreciate student concern, where students are trying to raise funds to help victims of the South Sulawesi disaster recently," said Prof. Sagaf Pettalongi.