Gambella University, Gambella People National Regional State (GPNRS), is one of the recently established higher education institutions in Ethiopia. Its cornerstone was laid by Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and GPNRS president Gatluak Tut on 28 April 2014. Gambella University is located at Gambella town, the capital of GPNRS which is 766 km far away from Addis Ababa. At the beginning, the institution was established as Gambella Agricultural, Technical, Vocational and Educational Training (GATVET) College which was organized and managed by the former Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and GPNRS and Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Development from 2002 to 2012 to produce middle level Agricultural Developmental Agents. For ten years (2002-2012) more than 1,950 students were graduated on Animal Science, Natural Resource, Plant Science and Cooperative Departments in the Diploma program / (level IV). Moreover, more than 493 General Agriculture students were graduated within the Certificate Program.