‘Rose on the Shirt’ – one of the outstanding plays of Hoang Thai Thanh Drama Theater that have attracted a large number of audience

Private drama theaters facing tough challenges

Compared to the flourishing golden past, private drama theaters in Ho Chi Minh City are now encountering serious challenges in operation. It seems that sooner or later, these theaters will be faced with the choice of whether to continue or not.

Students in Lac Long Quan Primary School (located in District 11) are performing a song with one traditional musical instrument

Music subject in reformed curriculum facing tough challenges

The reformed curriculum for primary and secondary school is going to be applied for grade 1 and 6 in the academic year of 2021 – 2022, and for grade 10 in 2022 – 2023. This will be the first time music is taught in high school; yet right now, the human resources as well as infrastructure preparation for this new program encounters various obstacles.

Author Vo Dieu Thanh in a book signing session in the Second Can Tho Book Fair. Photo by Van Thanh Le.

Juvenile literature in Southwest VN facing tough challenges

The juvenile literature in the Southwest region of Vietnam is now encountering various serious challenges, ranging from insufficient quantity, lack of regional specific features, to professional attitude among writers. It is hoped that the upcoming Third Can Tho Book Fair would help authors of children literature reflect upon their work to meet the high demand of the market.