TESDA 12 conducts BSRS Forum in GenSan


TESDA 12 conducts BSRS Forum in GenSan

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Region XII conducted a regional forum for Biometric-Enabled Scholarship Registration System (BSRS) on May 18, 2022, at Family Country Homes and Convention Centre, in General Santos City.

TESDA accredited technical-vocational schools in the region participated in the said forum to know the latest biometric system of the agency and shared relevant concerns pertaining the system.

This system aims to maintain the integrity of its scholarship programs. 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 enrol 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.

With the implementation of BSRS, fraudulent claims such as unregistered programs, shortened training, ghost trainees, ghost training, and unauthorized trainees are being prevented. BSRS ensures the integrity of data and minimizes the central encoding as the students/scholars themselves are the ones who put their information and not the field offices or the registrars.

TESDA will now have a better perspective in ensuring that the scholarship programs being implemented are based on the approved qualification maps by introducing facial recognition biometric technology into the scholarship registration and attendance system.

Through the BSRS, the agency is determined to fulfill its quest in improving the management and strengthening the integrity of its scholarship programs.

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.

TESDA is encouraging existing and aspiring scholars to use its newly-launched BSRS.