Bernard Bahati, Director-General of the National Examination and School Inspection Authority (NESA), has announced that approximately Rwf 4.9 billion has been disbursed as payment to the national exam markers and checkers. Bahati told The New Times that 14,800 teachers who were involved in the 2022-2023 national examination marking process have been fully remunerated. ALSO READ: Exams body reassures teachers over delayed marking allowances “There are some who might not have received their money; we have a few cases where the money bounced back due to errors in account information,” he said. The development comes after some teachers who marked the national exams raised concerns about delayed payments. ALSO READ: NESA refutes reports of suspension of 54 schools In an interview with the national broadcaster on October 12, Bahati highlighted that the education ministry was aware that certain teachers who had graded the national exams had not yet been paid. He argued that the issue did not affect all the teachers; for example, those who marked the Primary Leaving Exams had already received their payments. Approximately 2,000 Primary Leaving Exams markers and checkers were the first to be paid — a total of Rwf 900 million.