26 Aug 2012

School names draw ire in Nepal

8:25 am on 26 August 2012

Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, has seen a boom in children attending private schools in recent years.

Thousands of young Nepalese attend these institutions, many of which have names like 'Oxbridge' 'NASA' and 'The Einstein Academy'.

But the government is not impressed and has banned schools from using such names. They have to choose Nepalese ones to protect local culture.

But political analysts say it's actually about appeasing Maoist groups.

The ABC reports Nepal's education system relies heavily on foreign aid.