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Ethiopia opted to expand higher education, on the premise that Education is a weapon to eradicate poverty. In recognition to this fundamental principle, 11 new universities have been established in the second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II) in which Injibara University is one of the 11 universities. The Cornerstone of Injibara University was laid down on February 8, 2015 in the presence of his Excellency, Ato Demeke Mekonnen, Deputy Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic republic of Ethiopia. The second growth and transformation plan is planned to be executed from 2008-2012 E.C. Injibara University is situated in Awi Zone which is one of 10 Zones in the Amhara National Regional state of Ethiopia. Awizone is bordered on the west by Benishangul-Gumuz Region, on the north by North Gondar Zone and on the east by West Gojjam. The administrative Centre of Awi is Injibara; other towns include Chagni, and Dangila. The name of the university has been picked from the name of the administrative town center. Awi have traditionally practiced a land-management system which is well adapted to the local ecology, which enable them to sustain the fertility of the soil and minimize erosion; this area is recognized as one of the most productive area in the Amhara regional state. Injibara University intends to produce competent graduates which can respond to resilient green economy Initiatives of the Government of Ethiopia and beyond. The Green campus, Energy and curriculum will be the brand of the University. The teaching and learning will be oriented to entrepreneurship and job creation. As a result, the formal and informal curriculum shall be oriented to support green economy initiatives and entrepreneurship/business development/. Creativity, innovation and governance shall be the day to day activity of the University by putting feasible strategies, implementation modalities and periodic monitoring and evaluation. The university is well situated and endowed with high rain fall that extending for a period of more than 6 months, fertile soil, continuous water supply and Green Mountains. Integrating the research, teaching and community service activities with natural resources conservation and utilization and advancement of green initiatives is paramount importance in our training and research programs. In recognition to the need to ensuring the access to education to the community and combat poverty through education, Injibara University has been founded by the government and acquired land from the local government to construct buildings and corresponding infrastructures. The local government has allocated more than 200 ha of land through compensating the farmers. The construction and infrastructure development is going on through the government commitment and funding. The plan for student and staff number by year is presented in the following Table (Table 1). The mode of delivery shall be student centered and practical oriented.