April 11, 2022

Taguig City – To maintain the integrity of its scholarship programs, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) announced today, April 11, the nationwide implementation of the Biometric-Enabled Scholarship Registration System (BSRS).

Through the implementation of the BSRS, registration of scholars and attendance checking will be more convenient. Scholars need to create an account and proceed to the registration through bsrs.tesda.gov.ph using any smart devices connected to the internet.

With their BSRS profile, one can enroll again in the future without having to register again. He/she can also check where a particular training course is offered. It is like an online one-stop shop for trainees.

Meanwhile, trainers will also have their own profiles where they can manage and check their class schedules, and view the attendance sheet of their respective classes.

According to TESDA Secretary Isidro Lapeña, the BSRS is aimed at securing the agency’s scholarship distribution through the automated authentication process of scholars’ information.

“Strengthening and protecting the integrity of our systems, especially on scholarship implementation has always been among my top priorities,” Secretary Lapeña said.

The TESDA Chief added that the agency has been implementing programs to streamline and enhance the agency’s services particularly training delivery.

“One way to institute integrity in our systems and processes is by way of automation. Not only does automation improve an organization’s efficiency, but also prevents errors and manipulations caused by human intervention,” he said.

Earlier, TESDA has kicked off the pilot implementation of BSRS in five institutions in the National Capital Region (NCR) and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). A total of 182 registrants have participated in the pilot testing.

The BSRS will be mandatory to all the trainees who will be enrolling for the scholarship programs. Likewise, all TESDA Technology Institutions (TTIs) and Technical Vocational Institutions (TVIs) which will be implementing scholarship programs are required to adopt the BSRS.

However, in case of poor internet connectivity in far-flung areas, a kiosk or a computer shall be placed in an area for registration so there will be no reason for the trainee not to be registered in the system.

As of March 31, a total of 1,756 TTIs and TVIs are expected to use BSRS. Some of the institutions have already started using BSRS as part of the pilot implementation. ###