THE Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) called for the immediate release of 141 students and workers jailed on Friday after a protest at the University of Johannesburg against outsourcing.
Higher Education and Training Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana says the demand for free education is legitimate and justified.
Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has called on students to uphold their side of the agreement and return to their classes.
Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande withheld for three years a report that found free university education was viable, according to a report.
Many universities around the country are on Wednesday closed following a national call for students to embark on mass action against university fee increments.
Transformation of the Higher Education and Training sphere of learning, student accommodation and funding would be among the key issues to come under the spotlight during the 2015 Higher Education Summit.