Sigi, Central Sulawesi, - Rector of the State Islamic Institute (IAIN) of Palu, Central Sulawesi, Prof. Dr. H Sagaf S Pettalongi MPd stated that the college he leads continues to meet the needs of the community.

"Increased facilities and infrastructure owned by IAIN Palu, automatically is an effort to answer the needs of the community," said Rector IAIN Palu Prof. Dr. H Sagaf S Pettalongi MPd when submitting a report on the inauguration of IAIN Palu school building, Pombewe Village, Biromaru District, Sigi, Friday.

Prof. Sagaf Pettalongi saidd the inauguration of two lecture buildings is one of the great history that was born from the commitment and seriousness of the state Islamic college he leads to the intellectual life of the nation.

One of the problems faced by State Islamic Religious Colleges (PTKIN) including IAIN Palu is not just to provide access to the community to gain knowledge in universities but also to build intelligence and community skills to compete.

Therefore, said Prof. Sagaf Pettalongi, IAIN Palu seeks to improve the quality for the improvement of competitiveness in the direction and orientation of the development of the college he leads.

"Quantitatively, IAIN Palu students are increasing, due to the support and availability of infrastructure and infrastructure," said Prof. Sagaf Pettalongi. He stated the inauguration of two lecture building became the beginning of lecturing process in Sigi.

This Education Management Expert thanked Central Sulawesi Governor Longki Djanggola and Regent Sigi Mohammad Irwan Lapatta who has helped the development of the college he leads. Furthermore, he describes the entire student of IAIN Palu until 2017 is approximately 5,050 people. IAIN Palu targets new admissions by 2018 to reach 2,000 people.

General Director of Islamic Education at the Ministry of Religious Affairs Kamaruddin Amin inaugurated three-story two lecture buildings at the Palu State Islamic Institute (IAIN) in Pombewe Village, Biromaru Sub-district, Sigi Regency, Friday, March 9, 2018.

Kamaruddin Amin was accompanied by Officials Representing Central Sulawesi Governor Siti Norma Mardjanu, Regent Sigi Mohammad Irwan Lapatta and Rector IAIN Palu Prof. Dr. H Saggaf Pettalongi. Ceremonial inauguration began at 09.00 pm and also attended by IAIN Palu students, village heads, community leaders and villagers adjacent to the campus.