In Taguig city, The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) announced today, April 11th, the national introduction of the Biometric-Enabled Scholarship Registration System in an effort to safeguard the integrity of its scholarship programmes (BSRS).
Scholar registration and attendance tracking will be simplified thanks to the BSRS. To register, students must first make an account at bsrs.tesda.gov.ph and then proceed to the registration process.
One can re-enroll in the future without having to re-enter their BSRS profile. Additionally, he or she can see if a specific course is being given in a particular location. It’s like a one-stop shop for trainees on the Internet.
Training staff can administer their own classes and monitor their timetables, as well as view their students’ attendance records.
As stated by TESDA Secretary Lapea, the BSRS is designed to protect the agency’s scholarship distribution by automating the process of verifying the information of scholars.
Secretary Lapea stated that one of her primary concerns has always been enhancing and safeguarding the integrity of our procedures, particularly as it pertains to the distribution of scholarships.
A statement from the TESDA CEO stated that the agency has been adopting projects to streamline and strengthen the agency’s services, including training delivery.
“Automation is one method for ensuring the integrity of our systems and procedures. Additionally, automation prevents human errors and manipulations from occurring in an organisation.
For the time being, TESDA has begun testing the BSRS system in five institutions in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and the National Capital Region (NCR) (CAR). There were 182 people that signed up for the pilot test.
All scholarship recipients must complete the BSRS before they may move on to the next stage of their training. Similarly, all TESDA Technology Institutions (TTIs) and Technical Vocational Institutions (TVIs) that want to conduct scholarship programmes must adopt the BSRS.
A kiosk or a computer will be set up in an area for registration in case of inadequate internet connectivity in remote places, so there would be no reason for the trainee not to be registered.
BSRS is planned to be used by 1,756 TTIs and TVIs by March 31. The trial application of BSRS has already begun at a number of institutions.