Kindergartens that claim to be international schools but adopt the local curriculum may have to drop the word 'international' from their names under an Education Department review. Education Assistant Director Peter Leung Pak-yan said: 'We can't investigate each one of them but we need to look into the issue. 'If they insist on calling themselves international schools, they really need to prove it to us.' Mr Leung said he could not confirm how many privately run kindergartens were genuine international schools. Excluding those under the English Schools Foundation and those recognised in other countries, such as the Canadian International School, there are about 10 kindergartens claiming to be international. Tik Chi-yuen, chairman of the Committee on Home-School Co-operation, said: 'I agree the department should check if the school names really match what they have claimed. 'I think schools which teach only in English and prepare children for an overseas education are qualified to be international schools. 'Those which have hired foreign people as teachers but mainly use a local curriculum are fake.' He said schools would be asked to justify how they called themselves international when the guidebook Profile of Kindergartens - published for the first time last month - is revised next year. Schools that want to adopt the name of a donor or celebrity will also be discouraged, as will any with a title of more than 10 words. And primary and secondary schools would no longer be able to identify themselves as English-medium schools in their titles. 'The name of a donor or the sponsoring body of a school doesn't reflect the mission of the school,' Mr Leung said. 'It has come to a point where we think there should be some kind of guidelines.'