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Department of Finance & Accounts

Mr. ATANDA .L. POPOOLA, FCA, is the present Ag. Director of the Department. The Ag. Director is accountable to the Registrar/Chief Executive of the Council. He is in charge of the implementation of all the provisions of the TRCN Act 31 of 1993 (now TRCN Act CAP T3 of 2004) concerning the establishment, maintenance, management and control of Council Fund. He is responsible for the establishment and maintenance of sound Internal Control Systems to guide the operations of the Council.

He ensures that proper books of accounts and records are kept at all times and that the accounts are audited annually by an Auditor appointed from the list and in accordance with the guidelines supplied by the Auditor-General of the Federation. He ensures compliance to the provisions of the Act and other extant rules and regulations of the Federal Government of Nigeria. He oversees the activities of the three divisions in the department namely Funds Management, Expenditure Control/Final Account and Budget and Budgetary Control.

The present Ag. Director started his working career with Inter-Global Nig. Ltd Minna, Niger State as an Accountant in 1992. He was with the company till year 2003. While in the Company he enrolled for his ICAN Professional studies in 1996 and got qualified as a Chartered Accountant in year 2000.

He left the private for public sector in year 2003 by joining the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria as Senior Internal Auditor. He was in the Internal Audit unit till August 2005 when he was redeployed to Finance and Account Department as Senior Accountant.

He rose through the rank to become Chief Accountant in Final Accounts Division in 2013, the position he held till August 10th 2015 when he was appointed to oversee Finance and Accounts Department of the Council.

Mr. Atanda Popoola was a member of the Team that executed World Bank sponsored TRCN STEP-B Project Titled: Upgrading of Database for Science Technology And Mathematics Teachers at Post Basics Schools. He was the Team Finance officer.

The Project offered him the opportunity of both Local and International training having travelled to Ghana and Kenya in year 2008 and 2010 respectively.

He is a member of Anti-Corruption and Transparency unit (ACTU) of the Council.

Mr. Atanda Popoola is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) having been conferred with this fellowship in April 2015.


Implementation of the relevant provisions of the TRCN Act 31 of 1993 (now TRCN Act CAP T3 of 2004) with respect to the establishment, maintenance, management and control of Teachers Fund and other resources of the Council.

Funds Management Division
Expenditure Control and Final Account Division
Budget and Budgetary Control Division

Teaching Regulatory Authorities

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