A total of 1,921 Technical Vocational Institutions (TVIs) have already adopted the Biometric-enabled Scholarship Registration System (BSRS), the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) said Thursday, June 23.
TESDA Secretary Isidro Lapeña said with the implementation of the BSRS, the clerical work of provincial offices will be lessened since the system introduces automation.
The BSRS uses the latest in facial recognition technology in the scholars’ online registration or application, ensures that “warm bodies” are actually availing the government’s free skills training, hence this system discourages unscrupulous individuals and institutions to abuse the scholarship programs.
"BSRS is a powerful tool to improve our services. It changes the way we work in TESDA, and it changes the way the culture of training implementation to ensure that government funds intended for scholarships are not put to waste,” Lapeña said in a statement as he urged current and potential scholars to register in the BSRS.
TESDA said as of June 21, a total of 164,628 BSRS accounts for scholars were created while 6,272 accounts for trainers were also made. To register, just visit bsrs.tesda.gov.ph using any smart devices connected to the internet.