The Founder, Zanang, an NGO, Mrs Maryann Shekari, on Wednesday called on parents to teach children to become role models by showing them good examples.
Shekari made the appeal at a one-day fashion exhibition, titled: “Option one-concept True Stars”, in Abuja.
The Option one-concept seeks to encourage young people to believe and imbibe the attitude of role models who will do all they can to achieve desired goals in life.
According to her, the idea of bringing up children to become role models will promote the culture of excellence among young people in society.
Also speaking, the Co-Founder of Zanang, Mr Rijo Shekari, said that the move to bring up children to be role models had become imperative to help reduce youth indulgence in crime.
He said children could become models for good morals irrespective of their body size, weight or colours, adding that as role models they can hold good behavioural patterns early in life.
Shekari therefore appealed to the Federal Government to overhaul the nation’s education sector through review of the school curriculum, to enable children compete favourably with their peers globally.
In a separate interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), a parent, Mrs Bose Olarenwaju, said that the first step to teaching children to be role models was by dressing.
According to her, parents need to dress properly as first models before their children, because their appearance reflect what children think about them at the home front.