Dr. Mariam Othman obtained her BA(Hon's) in Statistics in 1987 at University of Guelph, Canada. Then, she  completed her Diploma in Education at Specialist Teacher Training College, Kuala Lumpur and was posted to St John's Institution, Kuala Lumpur for 12 years.  In 1997, she received her M.Ed. on Evaluation and Measuremet at University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.  In 2003, she joined Educational Planning and Research Division (EPRD),MOE and continued to further her studies in doctoral programme at University of Manchester, UK from 2007-2010. After completed her Ph.D in 2010, she was posted to EPRD again in Projection Sector until 10 September 2019.

Qualifications and Expertise

Qualification: Dip. Ed. (Teacher Training College, Kuala Lumpur); B.A. (Hons) in Statistics (University of Guelph, Canada); M. Ed. (University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur); PhD (University of Manchester, UK)

Expertise: Statistics and Measurement

Teaching Experiences

12 years of teaching Geography and English Language at St John's Institution, KL

Awards and Recognitions

  • Excellent Service Awards by MOE in 2001 and 2013


  • Mariam Othman & Daniel Muijs (2012): Educational quality differences in a middle-income country: the urban-rural gap in Malaysian primary schools, School Effectiveness and School Improvement: An International Journal of Research, Policy and Practice, DOI:10.1080/09243453.2012.691425 To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09243453.2012.691425